Carmes De Rieussec Sauternes AOC (Château Rieussec Grand Cru Classé AOC 2nd wine)

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, located on the border of the municipalities of Fargues and Sauternes, in the 18th century. Passed from hand to hand among different families, in 1984 it was bought by the Barons Rothschild, one of the most noble families important linked to the world of wine, already owner of the famous Château Lafite.
Today at Château Rieussec are grown the three symbolic vines of Sauternes, sémillion, sauvignon and muscadelle, carefully following traditional techniques, both in the vineyard and in the winery: the result of this commitment leads to the creation of rich, deep and dense wines, which conquer and fascinate from the first sip, thanks to the great variety of organoleptic characteristics expressed in the glass.

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VARIETALS
87% Sémillon, 10% Sauvignon, 3%Muscadelle

VINTAGE
2012

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Description

TECHNICAL DATA
Alcohol 14%
Residual sugar 99 g/l

APPEARANCE
Pale to medium golden color.

NOSE
Lovely and generous nose of white flowers, acacia and honeysuckle.

PALATE
On the palate, the sweetness is present from the start with notes of honey; the wine then confirms a balanced, harmonious structure and the moderately long finish ends with a pleasant, lively expression.

AGEING
18 months in French oak barrels.

PAIRING
Perfect as tradition dictates for desserts, foie gras and blue cheeses, it can be easily combined with mild spicy.

READINESS FOR DRINKING
Drink now through 2021.

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