Description/ Tasting NotesFloral nose, well-rounded on the palate and long finish expressing well-developed fruity notes.
Winery Info/ Brand
Château Rieussec's second wine was selected according to the same standards as the first wine. Its character consistently reveals a beautiful aromatic range dominated by citrus flavours. Carmes de Rieussec's name is a reference to the Carmelite monks in Langon, who owned the Rieussec estate in the 18th century.
Region Info/ Origin
The Sauternes wine region comprises five communes: Barsac, Sauternes, Bommes, Fargues and Preignac. The Barsac region is located on the west bank of the Ciron river where the tributary meets the Garonne. The area sits on an alluvial plain with sandy and limy soils, which results in a drier Barsac wine with a lighter body. In years when the noble rot does not develop, Sauternes producers will often make dry white wine under the generic Bordeaux AOC. To qualify for the Sauternes label, the wine must have a minimum 13% alcohol level and pass a tasting exam where the wine need to taste noticeably sweet.