2022 Château Rieussec R de Rieussec

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Sauternes (Appellation)
Winery Château Rieussec
Vintage 2022
Grape Sauvignon Blanc Semillon
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12.5%)
Drink window 2024 - 2033
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Château Rieussec, together with Château d'Yquem, belongs to the absolute top among Sauternes wines. Rieussec has the status of 1st Grand Cru 1855. Rieussec is owned by Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild. In addition to the well-known sweet dessert wine from the Sauternes, they also make a very nice dry white wine. The R de Rieussec.

The R de Rieussec is a blend of Sauvignon blanc 55%, Semillon 45%. The grapes were harvested by hand in small crates on the plots selected for R de Rieussec. The Sauvignon was picked quite early to retain its freshness and rich thiol aromas, while the Sémillon was harvested when the grapes were thoroughly ripe to give the wine structure and body. The harvest was cooled before pressing to reduce oxidation. Gently pressing was done to preserve the aromatic freshness of the grapes. After cold settling, a large part of the Sémillon must was vinified in new oak barrels and 2nd year oak barrels. The Sauvignon musts were mainly vinified in stainless steel tanks at low temperatures and a smaller amount in used oak barrels. At the end of the fermentation process, the wines mature in barrels for six months on the lees (sur lie) with regular stirring. After maturing, the wines are mixed in stainless steel barrels (50%) and in oak barrels (50%) before bottling.

The R de Rieussec has an expressive, complex nose, underlined by a wonderful freshness. TOn the nose notes of thyme, lemon and green citrus fruits such as lime with smoky and vanilla undertones and a fresh vegetable edge. The attack is lively and fresh, with a very mineral, chalky aspect. The taste is pure and lively, slightly roasted, with a salty aftertaste, extended by a soft grapefruit bitterness.

About R de Rieussec:

  • A new form for R de Rieussec, with a new identity and a spoiled bottle made from recycled glass
  • A specific terroir in Rieussec selected to produce a dry white wine
  • Sauternes has proven to be a great terroir of dry white wines (Y of Yquem)
  • 2022 is a great vintage for Bordeaux dry white wines & Sauternes

FACT: In the tab: Attachment you will find the official fact sheet of this wine. We will send it to you automatically when you order this wine.

Vineyard for 2022 Château Rieussec R de Rieussec

The absolute top with renowned Château d'Yquem among dessert wines. Rieussec has the status of 1st Grand Cru 1855. Rieussec is owned by Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild. Château Rieussec has been a leading wine in Sauternes for generations. Ranked a Premier Grand Cru in 1855, it is made with a subtle blend of Sémillon, Sauvignon and Muscadelle.

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Type of Wine White
Country France
Region Bordeaux
Appellation Sauternes (Appellation)
Icons Icon France
Winery Château Rieussec
Grape Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2022
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2033
Alcohol % 12.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Tense, Full, White fruit
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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