‘R’ de Rieussec Bordeaux Blanc Sec

‘R’ de Rieussec Bordeaux Blanc Sec


for the equivalent of £30.75 a bottle

Grower: Château Rieussec
Grape Variety: Sémillon / Sauvignon Blanc
Style: Crisp and Vibrant
Country: France
Appellation: Sauternes
Vintage: 2019/20
Closure: CORK
Alcohol: 12.5% ABV
Bottle Size: 75cl

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Beautiful pale yellow colour with glints of green. The bouquet presents tremendous aromatic intensity. Exotic fruit predominates over the citrus notes. The oak from the barrel-ageing is well integrated. The palate presents superb freshness. The wine has lots of depth but remains lively thanks to its acidity. Fresh pear and notes of white flowers.
Overall, the finish is characterized by length, balance and harmony.

For several generations, Château Rieussec has been the leading name in Sauternes wines. As early as 1868, Charles Cocks remarked “Beyond any of the others, Rieussec produces wines very similar to Yquem wines”. Extensive pruning and the sparing use of natural fertilizer helps keep production low. The techniques remain traditional and specific to the Sauternes region. In terms of yields, the traditional reference is that a single vine should produce a bottle of wine. Here, though, a single vine produces about a glass of wine. Traditional fermentation takes place in stainless steel vats and can last as long as two months. The wine is aged for 16 to 26 months in oak barrels, produced mostly at Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) cooperage and half are renewed each year.



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