Château Rieussec, Cru Classé Sauternes. France

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Château Rieussec, Cru Classé Sauternes. (Founded by monks, seized by the state and now owned by a baron.) In the 18th century, the Rieussec estate belonged to the Carmelite monks in Langon. The confiscation of the estate during the revolution led to its public sale around 1790 as a “object of national heritage” to Mr. Marheilhac, owner at that time of Château La Louvière in Léognan. – 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, many owners changed hands : Charles Crepin (around 1870), Paul Defolie (1892), Mr. Bannil (1907), then the Gasqueton family (owner of Château Calon-Ségur at Saint Estèphe), P.F. Berry during the war (an American citizen and brother-in-law of the Vicomte de Bouzet), Mr. Balaresque (1957) and lastly, Albert Vuillier (1971), & In 1984, Château Rieussec was acquired by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) ,

Château Rieussec, Cru Classé Sauternes, Bordeaux, France.  (37.5cl.)

  • Product Type:  White, Dessert Wines
  • Country:  France
  • Region:  Bordeaux
  • Appellation:  Sauternes
  • Producer:  Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite).
  • Vintage:  2009
  • Alcohol:  13.5%
  • Grape Varieties: 84% Sémillon, 12% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Muscadelle
  • Closure:  Cork
  • Size: Half (37.5cl.)

Tasting Notes :

Nose  :  Candied lemon peel, honeysuckle and white flowers, defined and elegant.

Flavours : Nectarine, Peach, Apricots and subtle botrytis notes of marmalade the palate.

 

 

 

Dessert Wines, French Dessert Wines

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