The estate is located in the commune of Léognan Pessac-Léognan
in the area Graves
(Bordeaux). The origin goes back to the 15th century. An earlier name was "La Rivette", from which the current name is derived. There is no connection to the famous Château Haut-Brion
, but the name part Haut-Brion refers to the local name used here for the frequently occurring gravel. After frequent changes of ownership, the estate was sold in 1987 by the Guillemaud family to the current owner Philippe Gervorson. At the time of Graves Classification
in 1953 the estate hardly played a role, so it was not taken into account. The vineyards cover 50 hectares of vineyards, 45 of which are half planted with the red varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, and five hectares with the white varieties Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon and Muscadelle. The long-lived red wine is aged for 18 months in up to 70% new barriques. The white wine is also aged in oak barrels for 12 months. The second wines (red, white) are called "Les Demoiselles de Larrivet-Haut-Brion".