Tasting Note: Beautiful pale yellow colour. The complex and delicate nose has a subtle blend of tropical fruit and an elegant oakiness. Floral aromas dominate with notes of fresh tropical fruit. The palate is fresh, but not excessively. The wine develops superb volume, completely filling the palate.
Food Matching: seafood, fish, dishes in white sauce
Grape Variety: Sauvignon, Sémillon
Terroir: Château Rieussec sits on the border of Fargues and Sauternes, bordered by Château d'Yquem to the West. Rieussec is one of the largest properties in Sauternes and Barsac, covering 93 hectares of gravel sitting on sandy-clay soils.
Climate: temperate oceanic climate
Geology: Sandy-clay soils.
Vinification: Grapes are harvested by hand in small crates. They are refrigerated prior to being brought to the press, which helps prevent oxydation. The pressing is gentle in order to retain the aromatic freshness of the grapes. Once the must has settled, most of the semillon are placed in new oak barrels to undergo alcoholic fermentation, whilst the sauvignon is predominantly fermented in temperaturecontrolled stainless steel tanks. Once fermentation is completed, the wine in barrel is kept on its lees for a period of six months with regular steering, whilst the sauvignon are racked and left to age in the tanks to preserve their aromatic qualities.
Aging：New oak barrels