2016 Carmes De Rieussec 375 ML

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Carmes de Rieussec 2016

Sauternes

Château Rieussec’s second wine is 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

Grape varieties

97% Sémillon, 1% Sauvignon, 2% Muscadelle

Ageing in oak barrels

18 months.

Average annual production

Variable according to the vintage, on average 6,000 cases.

Tasting notes (at bottling)

The color is a beautiful bright, pale yellow, with glints of green indicating the wine’s youth. The nose is already intense and reveals notes of tropical fruit such as mango and pineapple. There are still some well-integrated oaky notes from the barrel ageing. The attack is subtle and elegant with a beautiful liveliness that very much characterizes the vintage. Superb volume on the mid-palate. The wine remains balanced and consistent through to the finish, which reveals a very mild sweetness with lightly roasted notes evoking caramel.
Serving temperature : 8° to 10 °C.


 


Category: Bordeaux, Sauternes, White

Type: Wine

Vendor: zWineClub