Château de Rayne-Vigneau

05-56-76-61-63 Quai Antoine Ferchaud
BOMMES, 33710
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The vineyards of Rayne Vigneau lie on a splendidly sited ridge, and have overlooked the Sauternes region ever since the estate was founded in the early 17 th century. The expression "Vigneau de Bommes" qualified, at that time, both the estate, the house, the tenure and the family called Vigneau who were the first owners. Gabriel de Vigneau appears in the title deeds as from 1635. His son Etienne married Jeanne Sauvage, the daughter of the owner of Château d'Yquem, and took over active management of the estate in 1681. Madame de Rayne, whose maiden name was Catherine de Pontac, bought the estate in 1834. Successive owners have since worked and invested considerably to improve the quality of the wines. Today the estate is one of the leading lights of the Sauternes appellation, with a clearly-defined style that shows, throughout vintages, intensity, freshness and length. Since the acquisition of Château Rayne Vigneau in 2004 by CA Grands Crus, an improvement plan has been put in Read more »

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  • Clos l'Abeilley Sauternes 2000


    I bought this bottle of wine for £15 from the website.Sauternes is an appellation created in 1936,although viticulture here goes back centuries,for sweet white wines produced in five communes around the village of that name close to the town of Langon on the west bank of the Garonne river about 20 miles south of the City of ... Read More

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  • OMG...Really Big Al....I noted with great delight, the Sauternes, immediately...THANKS FOR SHARING!A Premiere CRU......FROM CHATEAU GUIRAUD 2006HOW WONDERFUL!Of course, Premier Cru Superior is Ch.d'YquemI really adore the wines of Sauternes, France.Other exciting Premier Crus include;Chateau ClimensChateau CoutetChateau Clos Haut PeyragueyChatea... Read More

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  • Chateau Rayne Vigneau Sauternes Futures 2009


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  • Château de Rayne-Vigneau Madame de Rayne Sauternes NV


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  • The title is self-explanatory. What are you enjoying this evening? Or not? Read More

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  • If I were anywhere near New York on the 29th I'd be going to this event. Great wine, interesting winemakers, and lots of old posters, art nouveau or otherwise. Why is it I'd rather have one of them on my wall then a Flash banner ad from the Web?Price seems like more than a bargain, and the money goes to charity, too....   ... Here's your chance ... Read More

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  • Anyone going this year?If you were ever going to go, this should be the year since the famed 2009 vintage will be poured.For the LA event on January 20th, Wally's is offering a pre-event tasting an hour before featuring back vintages of Chateau Giscours, Vieux Chateau Certan, Troplong Mondot, Haut Bailly, Pape Clement, Smith Haut Lafite, and a c... Read More

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  • Château de Rayne-Vigneau Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 1959


    Very good and elegant sauternes Read More

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  • Château de Rayne-Vigneau Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 2006


    Super concentrated with lime, orange and peach notes. Read More

    Wine review by RBoulanger

  • Château de Rayne-Vigneau Sémillon-Sauvignon Blanc Blend Sauternes 1975


    Nice caramel color some boytritis and wood on the nose. I was hoping for some almond flavors but it fell rather flat on the palate. Could be past its prime. Read More

    Wine review by MReff

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