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Carmes de Rieussec 2015

Carmes de Rieussec 2015

2nd wine of Ch. Rieussec -  - - White
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Carmes de Rieussec 2015

A powerful and well-balanced Sauternes wine

The estate

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 vineyard

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.

The vintage

The mild, dry winter gave way to a month of February whose particularly cold temperatures delayed budbreak. The hot spring was marked by very dry conditions which led to water stress which was offset by rainy spells at the beginning of June and ensured a quality flowering period. The summer was very hot until mid-August.

The blend

Semillon (87%)

Sauvignon Blanc (7%)

Muscadelle (6%).

Carmes de Rieussec 2015: Characteristics and tasting tips

The tasting

Nose

Full, the nose reveals fragrances of jammy white fruit and bitter orange.

Palate

The attack seduces with its delicacy, its power and its intense aromas of fresh pineapple. Ample, the mouth exudes subtle woody notes and weaves into a balanced and persistent finish.

Service

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

Wine critic
Carmes de Rieussec 2015
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Wine Advocate-Parker :
Composed of 87% Sémillon, 7% Sauvignon Blanc and 6% Muscadelle, the 2015 Carmes de Rieussec has a pale to medium golden color and a lovely nose of lemon tart, orange marmalade and preserved apricots with hints of musk perfume and candied ginger. Medium to full-bodied, richly fruited and with compelling savory and earthy layers intermingled with the citrus preserves, it finishes with great freshness and length.
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