“R” de Rieussec is the dry white wine produced by Château Rieussec estate, a Sauternes Premier Cru Classé and owned by by Domaines Barons de Rothschild. It is partly produced from the same vines as the Sauternes.
20% of fermentation takes place in barrels. This technique enhances the wine’s potential to age, while preserving its freshness and the natural fruitiness from the grapes.
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|Alcohol by volume||12.5%|
|Main grape variety||68% Sémillon - 32% Sauvignon|
|Pairings||Puff pastries, toasts with smoked salmon, Oysters, shellfish, seabream tartare, Crottin de Chavignol cheese|
|Notes||Peaches, pink grapefruit and lemon curd with touches of elderflowers and honeysuckle.|
The Château Rieussec vineyard extends to the border of Fargues and Sauternes, and adjoins Château d’Yquem. Rieussec is one of the largest properties in Sauternes and Barsac, the vineyard covers 93 hectares of gravelly sandy-clay soil. The iconic grape variety of Sauternes, Sémillon, dominates (90%), followed by Sauvignon (7%) and Muscadelle (3%). Traditional Sauternes techniques are used and the harvests are carried out with selective pickings depending on the ripeness of the grapes and evolution of botrytis cinerea (noble rot).
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