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Carmes de Rieussec Sweet Wine Sauternes 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

The beginning of the vines’ cycle was complex to manage, being characterized by relatively low rainfall from January to March and very little rain in April. The morning dew combined with low humidity and high temperatures created favourable conditions for the development of powdery mildew (a cryptogamic disease), requiring extreme vigilance in the vineyard. There was sporadic rain in August and September, creating humidity that was conducive to the growth of botrytis; this was followed by a beautiful Indian summer which enabled us to wait for optimal ripeness and to spread the harvests over an extended period (with 7 selective pickings) until 2 November.

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External Reviews for Carmes de Rieussec Sweet Wine Sauternes

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
05/08/2012

This is a fabulous Sauternes with dried peaches, pineapples and mango. Apricots and hints of spices. Even jam. Full-bodied, medium sweet with intense and powerful palate. This wine has 147 grams of residual sugar. So balanced and long. We will see wh... James Suckling. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Rieussec 1500ml


External Review
11/27/2012

Beautiful golden straw colour. Plenty of freshness with aromas of grapefruit and dominated by lychee. A lively attack on the palate bringing out the same sensations. The long finish is accompanied by tropical fruit notes and reflection of sauvignon.


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
03/19/2013

This wine shows sheer opulence; its beautifully rich and ripe, powered by complex flavors of orange zest and superripe mango. Its fresh, showing this vintages character. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast. A Sauternes Blend wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Rieussec 3000ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
02/03/2012

A Bordeaux Blanc wine from Bordeaux in France. 2011 Rieussec R de Rieussec 750ml


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/14/2013

This wine shows sheer opulence; it s beautifully rich and ripe powered by complex flavors of orange zest and superripe mango. It s fresh showing this vintage s character. - R.V. Wine Enthusiast.



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Tasting Notes:

Floral nose of acacia, fresh pears and then candied apricots. The palate starts off very well-rounded and then becomes tighter and more minerally, with a long finish expressing well-developed fruity notes.

The beginning of the vines’ cycle was complex to manage, being characterized by relatively low rainfall from January to March and very little rain in April. The morning dew combined with low humidity and high temperatures created favourable conditions for the development of powdery mildew (a cryptogamic disease), requiring extreme vigilance in the vineyard. There was sporadic rain in August and September, creating humidity that was conducive to the growth of botrytis; this was followed by a beautiful Indian summer which enabled us to wait for optimal ripeness and to spread the harvests over an extended period (with 7 selective pickings) until 2 November.

6,000 Cases produced.

Closure: Cork

Notes: Used Oak Barrels


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