Château Rieussec (Sauternes)
Technical sheet · Château Rieussec
|Type Of Wine:||sweet wine|
|Vintage:||2002 Other vintages|
|Volume:||75 cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Sémillon (84%), Muscadelle (4%), Sauvignon Blanc|
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Description · Château Rieussec
Château Rieussec 2002 (Sémillon, Muscadelle and Sauvignon Blanc)
- Nose: much perceived freshness with citrus notes of grapefruit.
- Mouth: On the palate, the wine is kept in a very cool record. His wealth, less marked than 1999, 2000 and 2001, making it a very 'ethereal' and great poise millésime. The combination of raisins selected during the first selection and late harvest botrytis produced the highly anticipated effect, which will become the main feature of this millésime.
VINTAGE 2002: A year of weather conditions early season became excellent as maturity is approached. Fortunately, cooler than normal summer was followed by a month's gorgeous and friendly good development of botrytis September: dry, hot and sunny during the day and cool nights. The first noble rot grapes were harvested from September 12, while the first table selections made until October 2 under ideal conditions. Cluster selection resumed from 15 October with good weather and a real "explosion" of botrytis which was very rich, concentrated and fruity juices in the case of Sauvignon and Muscadelle. The last grapes were harvested on November 5.
IN THE 18TH CENTURY, the Rieussec estate belonged to the Carmes de Langon monks. The confiscation of the estate during the revolution led to its public sale around 1790 as an "object of national heritage" to Mr. Marheilhac, the period's owner of Château La Louvière at Léognan. FOR THE 1855...
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