Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 1989

Dessert from Sauternes and Barsac, Bordeaux, France

Price: $89.00
Item No. 6241
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2011
  • WE97
  • JS97
  • WS96
  • 2002
  • RP94
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Winemaker's Notes

The property is planted 80% of Sémillon, 18% Sauvignon and 2% Muscadelle. The method of picking is quite unique. From October to December, the pickers pass through the whole vineyard, time after time, selecting one by one the grapes which have reached the right state of noble rot. It is only at such a price that the necessary concentration of sweetness can be reached to make the Sauternes wines. After fermentation, the wines spend 18 to 30 months in oak barrels renewed each year,

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Classified Premier Grand Cru in 1855, Rieussec has held its reputation and the quality of its wine, throughout the difficult years which Sauternes properties have been through. Albert Vuillier, who took over in 1971, has paid special attention to the development of the vineyard and pushed the standard of the wines produced to the highest level. This policy has paid dividends, since...

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Learn About Sauternes and Barsac

(saw-TURN & BAR-sak) Liquid Gold The regions of Sauternes & Barsac are both located southeast of Graves, almost directly south of St-Émilion, and hug the Garonne River as it curves. Both areas are dedicated to producing sweet, white wines. The rains, the mists, the humidity and the climate, all help foster the necessary mold that leads to the unfortified, but lusciously sweet wines...

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Other Dessert Beyond Port and Sherry, here are a few of our favorites: Sauternes - the golden wine of the Sauternes region in Bordeaux, these wines are made with botrytis-affected Semillon grapes and produce a rich, honeyed concoction with an amazing balance of sweetness and acidity. Don"t discount Sauternes' neighbor, Barsac, or even the region across the river,...

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Critical Acclaim "Richly textured, with an opulent feel. Concentrated, the fruit buried in the dense flavors. It makes for a ...
Winemaker's Notes Very bright, golden color. Very candied nose with delicious notes of figs and apricots. Full bodied and fatty ...
Critical Acclaim "The team at Chateau Rieussec have conjured a stellar wine in 2009. There is a little reduction at ...
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