Château Rieussec is located in the prestigious Sauternes appellation, in the south of the Bordeaux region. This château is steeped in history and belonged to the Carmelite monks of Langon in the 18th century. It was then sold as "National Property" following the French Revolution. Classified as an 1855 Sauternes Premier Grand Cru, Château Rieussec was acquired by the Rothschild family in 1984.
The estate’s Second Vin, Carmes de Rieussec, is a Sauternes wine that stems from a sandy-clay gravel terroir. The vineyard of Château Rieussec is situated on the border between Fargues and Sauternes and covers 93 hectares, thus making it one of the largest estates in the appellation.
The unstable weather conditions at the beginning of the year gave way to milder weather in June. The summer was dry, with rainy spells that helped the vineyard. The alternation between warm days and cool nights was ideal for the slow and complete ripening of the grapes. The harvest was carried out in 4 selections from September 17th to October 15th.
Vinification and ageing
30% of the wine is vinified in vats and 70% in barrels. The wine is aged for 18 months in used barrels from the Domaines Barons de Rothschild cooperage.
Expressive, the nose seduces with its intense fruity notes.
Ample and smooth, the mouth seduces with its balance and its lively and persistent finish.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve between 8 and 10°C.