Chateau Les Carmes de Rieussec 75cl 2010 Sauternes
Appellation : Sauternes, Bordeaux The Sauternes appellation stretches on the left bank of the Garonne, about 50km South of Bordeaux. The natural humidity arising from the Ciron river provides the ideal conditions for the development of Botrytis Cinerea, also known as noble rot.
Terroir : Château Rieussec sits on the border of Fargues and Sauternes. Château Rieussec is one of the largest properties in Sauternes and Barsac, covering 93 hectares, made up of gravel on sandy-clay soil.
WINE MAKING SCHEME The grapes are pressed as soon as they arrive at the winery. After settling, the musts are transferred to new barrels for fermentation. Grapes from each plot are pressed and fermented separately. At the end of fermentation, the wines are kept on the lees and stirred regularly until mid-December. After a resting period, the wines are racked and blended before being returned to the barrels to age for about 12 months.
Varietals : Sémillon 82%, Sauvignon blanc 16%, Muscadelle 2%
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Alcohol content 14 Color White wine Wine country France Wine region Sauternes Taste Sweet wine Varietal Semillon Origin AOC - France