With vineyards that border those of the iconic Château d`Yquem, Château Rieussec has long been considered amongst Sauternes’ best. Carmes de Rieussec, their second wine, offers a seriously good introduction to fine dessert wine.
Complex with notes of apricot, marmalade, honey and slightly woody. Full-bodied, generous and a well balanced palate, with a pleasantly sweet finish. Excellent value Sauternes.
French sweet/pudding white wine from Sauternes in Bordeaux France, made with Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc and Muscadelle.
Located in the heart of the Sauternes Appellation, Château Rieussec is a 1er Cru Classé and has the highest altitude after Chateau Yquem. The Domaine has always enjoyed a very good reputation and is now owned by Domaines Barons de Rotshchild who have invested in the vineyard and stayed focused on the quality. Rieussec are usually deeply coloured, rich and alcoholic with excellent viscosity and show intense aroma of honey. View our selection.
The 93 hectares are planted with 90% Sémillon, 7% Sauvignon Blanc and 3% Muscadelle. Harvests last for 6 to 8 weeks with selective pickings depending on the ripeness of the grapes and evolution of botrytis cinerea (noble rot). Wines are fermented in barrels and aged for 16 to 26 months in oak barrel, of which 50% is new.
Château Rieussec (grand vin) and Les Carmes de Rieussec (second vin).