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Château Rieussec Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2012

Winemaker's Notes:

2012 was a complex year which saw a wet spring followed by alternating hot and damp periods during July and August. These somewhat unusual weather conditions meant that the protection of the vineyard required a great deal of attention. Extra vigilance on the part of our technicians enabled us to obtain a

Château Rieussec:
Chateau Rieussec was originally the property of the monks of Carmes [ie Carmelite ] de Langon but during the French revolution all church property was confiscated and auctioned off.There were a series of owners until 1984 when the Rothschilds bought it. It was a first growth in the 1855 classification The estate consists of 110 hectares with 68 under vine making it one of the largest in the S... Read more
Chateau Rieussec was originally the property of the monks of Carmes [ie Carmelite ] de Langon but during the French revolution all church property was confiscated and auctioned off.There were a series of owners until 1984 when the Rothschilds bought it. It was a first growth in the 1855 classification The estate consists of 110 hectares with 68 under vine making it one of the largest in the Sauternes appellation. Three wines are produced; a grand wine;a second wine now  called Carmes de Rieussec [ but originally called Chateau Mayne des Carmes ]; and R.Rieussec which is a dry white wine under the simple Bordeaux appellation Read less

Tasting Notes:

A lovely expression of white peach, with citrus aromas (lemon and grapefruit) accompanied by more exotic notes (passion fruit), combine to give this wine a delightfully fresh, aromatic character. On the palate, the structure is quite lively, without being imposing, with lingering flavours. Avoid serving too cold in order to appreciate the full range of flavours and aromas.

2012 was a complex year which saw a wet spring followed by alternating hot and damp periods during July and August. These somewhat unusual weather conditions meant that the protection of the vineyard required a great deal of attention. Extra vigilance on the part of our technicians enabled us to obtain a

2500 Cases produced.

Closure: Cork


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