wein.plus
Attention
You are using an old browser that may not function as expected. For a better, safer browsing experience, please upgrade your browser.

Log in Become a Member

Château Haut-Brion
Winery Wines

Rotwein 1994 Pessac-Leognan AOC Premier Cru Classé, Bordeaux, France

Type: Rotwein (Red wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 12.5%
Predicate: Premier Cru Classé
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #HB-94

Wine Review Report:

Last reviewed: 30 December, 2009

The municipal appellation is the northern part of the Graves area(Bordeaux) and is named after the two most important towns. It covers 1,300 hectares of vineyards in the communes of Cadaujac, Canéjan, Gradignan, Léognan, Martillac, Mérignac, Pessac, Saint-Médard-d'Eyrans, Talence and Villeneuve-d'Ornon. Before the classification as a separate appellation in 1987, which André Lurton successfully tried to obtain, the area was called Haut-Graves. Around the town of Pessac, the Clairet was produced in the Middle Ages.

Karte von Bordeaux - Appellationen
From Domenico-de-ga, CC BY-SA 3.0, Link
modified by N. Tischelmayer 6/2017

The dry white wines from Sauvignon...

Together with Burgundy, the Bordeaux region is probably one of the best-known French wine-growing regions vying for first place among the qualitatively "best wines". The city of the same name is the capital of the Gironde département with its eponymous estuary in southwest France and is considered one of the most beautiful wine cities in the world. The Greek historian Strabo (63 B.C.-28 A.D.) writes that when he visited "Burdigala" in about 20 A.D., he found no viticulture. However, this is not attested by Pliny the Elder (23-79) a few decades later. This means that the Romans established viticulture here around 50 AD....

France is a relatively young wine-growing country compared to Greece and Italy. The first vines were brought to France in the 6th century BC by the Greeks, who founded Massalia (Latin Massillia = Marseille) in the southwest on the Mediterranean coast. At this time, the land that was only later called Gaul by the Romans was inhabited by the Celts. A lively trade developed and the Greeks covered the demand. When the Greeks migrated to the Po Valley in the 5th century, they got to know Italian wine and began to import it. The later French had been consuming wine for a long time before they began to cultivate it themselves on a large scale. The...

In this section you will find
currently 148,312 Wines and 23,298 Producers, including 2,261 classified producers.
Rating system Their sources in Wine Guide Tasting samples

EVENTS NEAR YOU