Marks and reviews
Chateau Rieussec is located in the prestigious Sauternes appellation, in the south of the Bordeaux region. This chateau 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 First Growth, Chateau Rieussec was acquired by the Rothschild family in 1984.
The estate’s Second Wine, Carmes de Rieussec, is a Sauternes wine that stems from a sandy-clay gravel terroir. The vineyard of Chateau 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.
Bearing similarities to the 2009 vintage, the year 2010 started with a lot of rainfall, lasting until mid-June. The summer was very dry, with warm daytime temperatures offset by cool nights, were ideal conditions and ensured a gradual and even ripening of the grapes.
Vinification and aging
Vinification 50% in vats and 50% in first-fill barrels. The 18-month aging period is carried out in used barrels from the Domaines Barons de Rothschild cooperage.
Sauvignon Blanc (5%)
The color is a beautiful light gold.
The nose seduces with its intense expression of candied exotic fruits.
Dense on the attack, the palate reveals subtle honeyed notes throughout the tasting experience.
For an optimal tasting, serve between 8 and 10°C.