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CHÂTEAU RIEUSSEC


1er Grand Cru Classé de Sauternes et Barsac
White • 2011
SAUTERNES
75 cl Bottle
Alcohol content : 14°

70,00 

In stock


Clic Vin advices

Food / Wine Pairing

This wine will suit
Dessert, Foie gras, Cheeses

Taste

You will find this wine
Fruity, Sweet, Supple

Type of meal

You will enjoy this wine during
Aperitif, Candle light dinner, Business dinner, Family dinners, Celebration meal, Slumber party

The Estate

For the 1855 classification, M. Mayne was the owner of the estate. The quality of the Rieussec soil earned its ranking as a first growth Sauternes and Barsac. After that date, Rieussec’s history involves many changes of owners and finally Château Rieussec was acquired by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in 1984. The estate then consisted of 110 hectares, 68 hectares of which were vines. To enhance Château Rieussec’s potential, rigorous measures were implemented, including meticulous sorting of the grapes and fermenting in barrels, which provides a much finer selection for the blending of the Grand Vin.

Blend

95% Sémillon, 2% Sauvignon, 3% Muscadelle

Tasting Notes

Beautiful intense golden colour. The nose presents a delicate woodiness followed by notes of honeysuckle and acacia flowers.
The palate rapidly becomes full-bodied and generous, mingling notes of residual sugar and freshness. The fruit is discreet but the balance is perfect. The finish is long and lingering, accompanied by a hint of bitterness, that helps to enliven the flavours.