Chateau La Mission Haut-Brion 2008
About the Region
Located just south of the city of Bordeaux, in the Graves region — famous, as its name would suggest, for its gravelly soil — Pessac-Léognan is the home of one of the most famous wines of Bordeaux, Château Haut-Brion. Cabernet sauvignon remains the most important grape for red wines, but the percentage of merlot blended in is generally higher than in other parts of the region. There is also excellent white wine produced here, from sauvignon blanc and sémillon.