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On the Wine Trail with Tom Portet - Day 5

 

Langton’s Adventures in Wine

4 April - La Mission Haut Brion

Langton’s Head of Buying, Tom Portet, is currently in France with Andrew Caillard MW, visiting some of the great Domaines and Chateaux of Burgundy and Bordeaux that Langton’s is proud to be working with.

The majesty that is Bordeaux continues, in the ‘Chais’ or cellars of La Mission Haut Brion in the Grave region of Pessac-Léognan and it’s vineyards going back (at least) to the 1540s. Jancis Robinson, MW describes La Mission as "the quintessential insider's wine.”

Each of the barrels have a crimson stripe in the middle which is made by ‘painting’ the barrel around the bung hole. Not only do the barrels look great, but if spillage does occur, it’s not noticeable - When it comes to Bordeaux, appearance goes well beyond the Chateaux themselves. Traditionally Petit Verdot (used in some blends) is one of the most common varieties used to ‘paint’ the barrel because of it’s intense colour.

 

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