Producer: CHATEAU RIEUSSEC
The Rieussec estate was the property of local monks in the 18th century. Following the French Revolution, church property was confiscated by the state and auctioned off. So began the journey of Chateau Rieussec to become one of the greatest Sauternes wines, and sweet wines of France. Classified as a first growth in 1855, it is now in the care of the famous Rothschild family. Given that their portfolio also includes Lafite and Mouton, Rieussec is in esteemed company. These wines are marvelous, luscious dessert wines that benefit greatly from bottle ageing and will keep for decades to come.
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.
Generous nose with jammy notes of white fruit, evolving towards bitter orange.
The attack is delicate, the wine then develops superb power with notes of fresh pineapple. The palate is full-bodied with well-integrated wood. Well-balanced and concentrated, the finish is long and lingering.