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Carmes de Rieussec 2018

Carmes de Rieussec 2018

2nd wine of Ch. Rieussec - - - White - See details
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Description

The freshness and aromatic richness of a Sauternes Second Vin

The estate

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 vineyard

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.

Vinification and ageing

Following the harvest, the grapes arriving at the winery are immediately pressed by plot. The must from each parcel is then put into barrels separately after settling in order to carry out the fermentation.

The blend

Semillon (89%)

Muscadelle (6%)

Sauvignon (5%).

Carmes de Rieussec 2018: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Colour

This wine is a beautiful pale gold colour.

Nose

The bouquet offers citrus notes that are reminiscent of lemon meringue pie. Lime and beeswax aromas, bringing a coddling warmth to this Sauternes white wine.

Palate

The palate reveals a beautiful richness sustained by a hint of acidity. This wine exhibits a harmonious and honeyed finish.

Service

For an optimal tasting experience, serve between 8 and 10°C.

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