"Flowers, green apples, grapefruit and orange rind come together on the nose. The wine is fresh, bright, crisp and juicy with a racy, yellow citrus character in the finish. This should be delicious on release."
James Leve 91/100.
1 hectare vineyard planted with 51% Sauvignon blanc and 49% Semillon.
Typical soil of Bordeaux Graves sub-region, 1000 years-old alluvia of the Garonne composed of pebbles, silica, coarse sands, rich in organic matter, with clay-limestone subsoil.
Manual harvest with sorting of the grapes in the vineyard.
Vinification: Pellicular maceration on 20% of the grape must. Controlled fermentation at 18°C in thermo-regulated stainless steel vats.
Aging 6 months, vats: 80% and 20% in new oak barrels with Bâtonnage every week before bottling.
Château Haut-Lagrange is a family-owned winery created in 1989 by Francis Boutemy at the heart of the Pessac-Léognan appellation. His passion for wine was transmitted to him by his grandparents, former owners of a Cru Classé in Léognan. Ghislain Boutemy, son of Francis, now manages the vineyard and winemaking.
Château Haut-Lagrange is located in Léognan, in the prestigious communal appellation of Graves Pessac-Léognan. Vine was already cultivated in the 18th century at the current location of the estate and this production was cited as one of the most remarkable in the region.
During the vineyard's planting, Francis Boutemy optimized the perfect knowledge of this terroir of gravels that he has seen elvolved over the decades. The grape varieties are typical from Pessac-Léognan appellation: Sauvignon and Sémillon for the white ; Cabernet-sauvignon and Merlot for the red.
We work every day to produce wines of excellent quality, while care for people and the environment. The Terra Vitis and High Environmental Value (HVE 3) labels certify our eco-friendly approach. Our farming practices are eco-friendly. We care for our environment and maintain a rich biodiversity on our vineyard plots.