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Carmes de Rieussec 2018

Carmes de Rieussec 2018

2nd wine of Ch. Rieussec -  - - White
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Carmes de Rieussec 2018

The freshness and aromatic richness of a Sauternes Second 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.

Vinification and aging

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

Color

This wine is a beautiful pale gold color.

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.

Wine critic
Carmes de Rieussec 2018
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Wine Advocate-Parker :
Pale lemon-gold colored, the 2018 Carmes de Rieussec is a little youthfully mute to begin, offering glimpses at lemon meringue pie, lime cordial and beeswax scents with touches of baking bread and marzipan. The palate is appealingly rich and packed with citrus and spice layers, finishing long and honeyed.
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