Wine Chateau Laville Haut-Brion (Pessac-Leognan) 1st Grand Cru Classe 2003
Wine beautiful pale yellow color.
A full-bodied rounded wine with a strong character. Zesty acidity pleasantly combined with honey, citrus and mineral nuances.
The bouquet Chateau Lavil O-Brion 2003 is dominated by citrus aromas and notes of marmalade and honey.
The wine goes well with fish dishes, crustaceans, solid and mature cheeses.
Wine Chateau Lavil O-Brion 2003 is an assemblage of Semillon (70%) and Sauvignon Blanc (27%) and Muscadelle (3%).
Chateau Lavil O-Brion - French winery, located in the commune of Pessac Leognan, Bordeaux region. Chateau Lavil, following the tradition of O-Brion is a family-owned for centuries. The estate takes its name from the first owner of Marie de Lavil, which acquired it in 1611. In 1983 the estate passed to the family of Dillon and Chateau Laville, along with Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion and Chateau La Tour Haut-Brion has become part of Domaine Clarence Dillon. According to the official classification of Bordeaux wines of 1855, it belongs to the category of First Grand Cru (Premier Grand Cru Classe), that is, the highest category in the classification. This is the only estate outside the Medoc and Sauternes, which was included in the 1855 classification. Chateau Lavil among the top five producers of Bordeaux. The decision to put the white grape varieties was made in 1923, thanks to the clay-gravel soil vineyards, the most suitable for white wines. Vineyard area of 3.7 hectares. The vineyards are cultivated according to the method Guyot (seamount flat with rounded slopes). Wine Chateau Laville Haut-Brion produced in very small quantities. To create a wine using grapes harvested by hand, held a strict sorting. Vinification passes special young oak barrels (and not in the usual tanks) with regulated temperature of 20 degrees. In these barrels the wine is aged on the lees usually about 15 months, although the term can vary from 13 to 18 months. Crisp and stylish, Chateau Laville Haut-Brion rightly earned a reputation as one of the best white wines of Bordeaux. Storage capacity Chateau Lavil O-Brion 2003 - 10-15 years.
In March 2010 it was announced that the wine is bottled stop called Chateau Laville Haut-Brion and starting with the vintage 2009, will be released under the label of Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion Blanc. Despite the fact that the wine was renamed lovers Laville Haut-Brion can still find it in the cellars of the castle.