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.
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.
Sauvignon Blanc (7%)
Full, the nose reveals fragrances of jammy white fruit and bitter orange.
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.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve between 8 and 10°C.