The 83 hectares of vineyard which form the Chateau Rieussec estate are situated on the "communes" of Sauternes and Fargues, high up above the Garonne, in the small area where the cold of Autumn dawns makes the famous mist of the CÃƒÂ©ron river rise, bringing on the "noble rot" (botrytis cinerea).
Classified "Premier Grand Cru" in 1855, Rieussec has held its reputation and the quality of its wine, throughout the difficult years which Sauternes properties have been through. Ancient property of Carmes de Langon until 1789, ChÃƒÂ¢teau Rieussec went through a change of ownership several times and was purchased in 1985 by Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite), which allowed ChÃƒÂ¢teau Rieussec to move forward the research for high quality.
In 1985, wishing to consolidate Rieussec's position, Albert Vuillier entered into partnership with Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) to go even further in the elusive search for the perfect Sauternes.
Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 2013
Beautiful, still youthful colour. Lovely nose of acacia flowers develops against a slightly woody background.
The palate offers the volume and richness characteristic of a sweet wine, continuing into a well-balanced finish of candied and fresh fruit. The overall impression remains fairly ethereal and floral, making it a perfect accompaniment ... more
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Chateau Rieussec R de Rieussec 2016
Powerful, harmonious nose with notes of citrus, mango, and other exotic fruit.
The direct, energetic attack on the palate presents the same exotic, fresh character. The wine presents plenty of volume and good harmony. The buttery notes from the barrel-ageing have a definite presence and will quickly become integrated to ... more
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