Country: Bordeaux, France
Grape Varietals: 57% Sémillon, 43% Sauvignon
Alcohol Percentage: 13.5%
Volume: 750ml Wine
Style: White - Green and Flinty From the limestone character of Sancerre to the green, herbaceous Sauvignon Blanc often shows off-cut grass and wet stone.
Tasting Nose: Powerful, harmonious nose with notes of citrus, mango, and other exotic fruit. The direct, energetic attack on the palate presents the same exotic, fresh character. The wine presents plenty of volume and good harmony. The buttery notes from the barrel-ageing have a definite presence and will quickly become integrated to give the wine more complexity.
The finish is backed up by a pleasant acidity.
Tasting Tips: Decanting: Just before serving
Tasting Temperature: 10 -12°C
Food Pairing: Paris well with meaty and oily fish
About the Winery:
Château Rieussec is a wine producer located in Fargues, in the Sauternes appellation in Bordeaux. It makes sweet wines from a classic Bordeaux blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc and was classified as a first growth in the 1855 Classification of Sauternes and Barsac, alongside the finest sweet white wines in the region.