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Chateau Rieussec

For several generations, Chateau Rieussec has been the leading name in...

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For several generations, Chateau 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. 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 in recent years, Rieussec has received particular acclaim in numerous tastings of the "Premier Cru" of Sauternes. In 1985, wishing to consolidate Rieussec's position, Albert Vuillier entered into partnership with Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) to go even further in the elusive search for the perfect Sauternes.

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  • Chateau Rieussec R de Rieussec Blanc 2016 Front Label
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  • Chateau Rieussec Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes (375ML Futures Pre-Sale) 2018 Front Label
    Chateau Rieussec Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes (375ML Futures Pre-Sale) 2018
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    • Chateau Rieussec Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes (Futures Pre-Sale) 2018 Front Label
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      • Chateau Rieussec Sauternes (Futures Pre-Sale) 2017 Front Label
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