Château Haut-Brion is a First Growth in the Bordeaux Wine Official Classification of 1855. It is located in Pessac, Graves just one mile (2 km) from the city of Bordeaux. The vineyard consists of 109 acres (441,000 m²) producing 12,000 to 15,000 cases of wine each year. Located in the Graves region, it was the only non-Médoc estate to be included in the 1855 classification. The cultivation of the vineyard of the château Haut-Brion in the middle of town with jealous care, its ability to age more than its neighbours – up to about twenty years, or even more, the men working under the lead of Jean Delmas, the modern cuvier, the artisitcally lead winemaking. All this contributes to the success of a domainn, producing the greatest red wines and rare white wines. Average age of vines is 30 years. Château Bahans Haut-Brion, now called Le Clarence de Haut-Brion, although a second wine, has the same treatment throughout as Château Haut-Brion. Grown on the same land as Château Haut-Brion, Château Bahans Haut-Brion, profits from the same planting and harvest techniques, and has the advantage of the same rigorous selection and thoroughness in vinification as the “Grand Vin”.
Bahans Haut-Brion and Le Clarence are aged partly in new barrels and partly in barrels that have been used for the previous year’s First Growth. Undoubtedly, this Second Wine of a First Classified Growth, is a great wine on its own merits.
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