Everyone needs a little white Bordeaux in their life, so why not make it a dry white from one the best producers of Sauternes? Chateau Rieussec is a long established estate, having been awarded first growth recognition in the 1855 classification, but its venture into dry wine is fairly recent with the first vintage in 1999. Make no mistake these are vibrant wines that are built to last decades in the cellar even when fermented dry.
Classified as a First Growth in 1855. Rieussec is one of the biggest estates of Sauternes with 227 acres of vines, situated on the “communes” of Sauternes and Fargues, high above the Garonne River, in a small area where the cold Autumn dawns help form the famous mist. It is this mist which many believe plays a major role in the development of botrytis cinerea (noble rot). Château Rieussec is located in Fargues (adjacent to Château d’Yquem)
Tasting Notes:51% Semillon, 49% Sauvignon Blanc. Powerful, harmonious nose with notes of citrus, mango, and other exotic fruit. The direct, energetic attack on the palate presents the same exotic, fresh character. The wine presents plenty of volume and good harmony. The buttery notes from the barrel-ageing have a definite presence and will quickly become integrated to give the wine more complexity. The finish is backed up by a pleasant acidity.
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