Château Rieussec (Sauternes)
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Technical sheet · Château Rieussec
|Type Of Wine:||sweet wine|
|Vintage:||2001 Other vintages|
|Volume:||150cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Muscadelle, Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc|
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Description · Château Rieussec
Château Rieussec Magnum 2001 (Muscadelle, Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc)
TASTING NOTES OF Château Rieussec Magnum 2001:
- Nose: The first wine tastings reveal a powerful nose dominated by notes of apricot and candied melon.
- Mouth: On the palate, the attack is delicate and fine. Then the wine develops large scale, with an impressive presence. The balance between acidity and liquor is so perfect that the sugar disappears completely: this feeling is very rare, occurring only in exceptional Sauternes.
Vintage 2001: The weather conditions were normal, with no indication of the success that was to come. The harvest began in mid-September with a preliminary selection of clusters. A light rain most welcome weekend of 22 and 23 September and then that invaded botrytis grapes, causing rapid and homogeneous concentration favored by high temperatures and strong winds: And then the perfect scenario was presented. In just three days, the gold went vineyard characteristic yellow to botrytis violet. Aided by the wind, the botrytis grapes makes shrink, wrinkle and contract, concentrating the juice. Harvesting is done very quickly and, in certain plots in a single pass, something never seen in Rieussec.
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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