Wine Chateau Laville Haut-Brion (Pessac-Leognan) 1st Grand Cru Classe 2004
The wine has a beautiful pale yellow color.
The taste is rounded, balanced with hints of pear. The wine has a very stylish character and extremely robust flavor. Energetic, but at the same time elegant and charming.
Has a very interesting aroma, first - a bit choppy and slightly medicinal, and later added to it oak notes.
The wine goes well with fish dishes, crustaceans, solid and mature cheeses.
Wine Chateau Lavil O-Brion 2004 vintage is an assemblage of Semillon (83%) and Sauvignon Blanc (17%).
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.
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.