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Robert Parker

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Wine Spectator

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CHATEAU RIEUSSEC, 1998

SAUTERNES

“Medium dark gold color. Aromas of cooked apple and lemon follow through to a full body, with lots of spice, salty nut and clove character. Big and dense, with lots going on. Oily.”- Wine Spectator 91/100

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION 1er Grand Cru Classé
GRAPE VARIETIES 75% of semillon, 25% of sauvignon blanc
AROMAS Citrus, lemon, cooked apple, honey, candied apricot, cloves, salty nuts
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Quail, comté, apricot tart

WINEMAKING Traditional method for winemaking, under wood in oak barrels half renewed each year. Wine ageing in barrels lasts from 16 to 26 months depending on the vintages.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL

 

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Détail du vignoble

 

AGRICULTURE High Environmental Value - HEV
GRAPE VARIETIES

Semillon, muscadelle, sauvignon blanc

VINEYARD SURFACE AREA 93 hectares
ANNUAL PRODUCTION 6,000 cases
HARVEST Manual
SOIL

Sandy-clayey gravel

Histoire et anecdotes

The Rieussec estate history started in the 13th century. It was the Carmelite monks in Langon property at that moment; it was seized during the French Revolution and then sold as “National Asset”. Located near Château d’Yquem, the Château Rieussec’s soil was recognised and classified as Premier Cru of Sauternes and Barsac in the 1855 classification. Since 1984, Château Rieussec has belonged to the Barons de Rothschild’s Estates.

The Château Rieussec 2001 vintage received the title of “Wine of the Year” by the magazine Wine Spectator.

CHATEAU RIEUSSEC

Caractéristiques

CHARACTERISTICS

CLASSIFICATION 1er Grand Cru Classé
GRAPE VARIETIES 75% of semillon, 25% of sauvignon blanc
AROMAS Citrus, lemon, cooked apple, honey, candied apricot, cloves, salty nuts
FOOD AND WINE PAIRING

Quail, comté, apricot tart

WINEMAKING Traditional method for winemaking, under wood in oak barrels half renewed each year. Wine ageing in barrels lasts from 16 to 26 months depending on the vintages.
BOTTLE SIZE 75 CL