A powerful and seductively fresh Sauternes wine
Château Rieussec is located in the prestigious Sauternes appellation, in the south of the Bordeaux region. This castle steeped in history belonged to the Carmelite monks of Langon in the 18th century and was then sold as "national property" after the Revolution. Ranked Premier Grand Cru de Sauternes in the 1855 classification, Château Rieussec was acquired by the Rothschild family in 1984.
Second wine of the property, Carmes de Rieussec is a Sauternes wine from a soil of gravelly clay and sand. The Château Rieussec vineyard extends over 93 hectares at the junction of Fargues and Sauternes, making it one of the largest in the appellation.
A mild winter preceded a spring whose episodes of frost on April 26 and 27 impacted 15% of the vineyard. Subsequently, the hot and low humidity conditions favored an early flowering of 10 days. The high rainfall at the end of June is accompanied by below normal temperatures throughout the summer. A rainy episode in mid-September gives way to a dry and relatively cool climate, ideal for ensuring good ripening of the berries. Carried out from September 26 to October 12, the harvest gives birth to a vintage of rare aromatic intensity.