Château Larrivet Haut-Brion is an associate member of the Académie du Vin de Bordeaux, a member of the Union des Grands Crus de Bordeaux, and a member of the Commanderie du Bontemps de Médoc et des Graves de Sauternes et Barsac.
Philippe et Christine Gervoson – owners
Bruno Lemoine – Managing Director and Winemaker
Emilie Gervoson – Press and Public Relations
Patrick Méraz – Cellarmaster
Patrick Grenet – Vineyard Manager
Michel Rolland – Consulting Oenologist
Twenty-three full-time employees
The grapes are hand picked into small crates.
Red wine: aged 16 to 18 months (depending on the vintage) in 50% new oak barrels.
White wine: aged for 12 months in new oak barrels.
Area under vine: 72 hectares.
Soil: typical of the Graves de Bordeaux middle terrace. High gravel content, with a very sandy matrix. Gravelly rises with excellent sun exposure and perfect drainage.
Grape varieties: 55% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Cabernet Franc (red wine). 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Sémillon (white wine).
Average age of the vines: 25 years (red wine) - 20 years (white wine).
Average yield: 45 hectolitres/ha (red wine) and 35 hectolitres/ha (white wine).
Vine density: 7,000 vines/ha.
Via the Bordeaux négociants.
Larrivet Haut-Brion is made by a dedicated team who oversee every stage of production, meticulously tending the vines in order to harvest perfectly ripe, healthy grapes.
Once the harvest is over, the magic of creating wine begins in the cellar – calling for a unique set of skills.