Located in the heart of Sauternes, Château Rieussec has been owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) since 1984.
In the 18th century, the Rieussec estate belonged to the Carmelite monks in Langon, and was ranked a Premier Grand Cru in Sauternes and Barsac.
The 85-hectare vineyard is planted with Sémillon (81%), Sauvignon Blanc (17%), and Muscadelle (2%). Each vintage is aged in oak barrels, coming primarily from the tonnellerie des Domaines. Barrel ageing varies from 16 to 26 months, depending on the vintage.
Château Rieussec’s second wine is selected according to the same standards as the first wine. Its character consistently reveals a beautiful aromatic range dominated by citrus flavours. Carmes de Rieussec’s name is a reference to the Carmelite monks in Langon, who owned the Rieussec estate in the 18th century.
Second wine: Carmes de Rieussec
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|Production:||Varies greatly depending on the vintage, producing on average 72,000 bottles|
|Grape Varieties:||81% Sémillon, 17% Sauvignon, 2% Muscadelle|
|Ageing:||18-26 months depending on the vintage- New barrels; 80-100%|
|Second wine:||Carmes de Rieussec|
|Contact||Château Rieussec 33210 Fargues France