Château Rieussec’s second wine is selected according to the same standards as the first wine. Its character consistently reveals a beautiful aromatic range dominated by citrus flavours. Carmes de Rieussec’s name is a reference to the Carmelite monks in Langon, who owned the Rieussec estate, located on the border of the municipalities of Fargues and Sauternes, in the 18th century. Passed from hand to hand among different families, in 1984 it was bought by the Barons Rothschild, one of the most noble families important linked to the world of wine, already owner of the famous Château Lafite.
Today at Château Rieussec are grown the three symbolic vines of Sauternes, sémillion, sauvignon and muscadelle, carefully following traditional techniques, both in the vineyard and in the winery: the result of this commitment leads to the creation of rich, deep and dense wines, which conquer and fascinate from the first sip, thanks to the great variety of organoleptic characteristics expressed in the glass.
VARIETALS 89% Sémillon, 6% Muscadelle, 5% Sauvignon
TECHNICAL DATAAlcohol 14.5%Residual sugar 120g/l
APPEARANCE Beautiful shining gold colour.
NOSE The nose is already surprisingly subtle. The barrel-ageing aromas are present but blends perfectly with notes of apricot and candied melon.
PALATE The attack is light, but the wine develops volume with time and gradually fills the entire palate. The finish is long and well-defined.AGEING18 months in French oak barrels.
PAIRING Perfect as tradition dictates for desserts, foie gras and blue cheeses, it can be easily combined with mild spicy.
READINESS FOR DRINKING This wine has already substantially opened up and it will be at its peak in about 5 years.
RATINGS Vivino 4.1