Château Haut - Brion is a French wine, rated a Premier Cru Classé (First Growth),
produced in Pessac just outside the city of Bordeaux. It differs from the other wines on
the list in its geographic location in the north of the wine-growing region of Graves.
Of the five first growths, it is the only wine with the Pessac-Léognan appellation and
is in some sense the ancestor of a classification that remains the benchmark to this day.
In addition to the grand vin, Haut-Brion produces a red second wine. Formerly named Château Bahans Haut-Brion,
beginning with the 2007 vintage, it was renamed Le Clarence de Haut Brion.
The vineyard also produces a dry white wine named Château Haut-Brion Blanc,
with a limited release of the second dry white wine, Les Plantiers du Haut-Brion,
renamed La Clarté de Haut-Brion for the 2008 vintage. Since 2003, Domaine Clarence Dillon's daughter company,
Clarence Dillon Wines, has also released the Bordeaux brand wine named Clarendelle.