Détail du vignoble
|AGRICULTURE||High Environmental Value - HEV|
Semillon, muscadelle, sauvignon blanc
|VINEYARD SURFACE AREA||93 hectares|
|ANNUAL PRODUCTION||6,000 cases|
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.
|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|