R de Rieussec 2014 - Sémillon, Sauvignon Blanc

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R de Rieussec


“R” de Rieussec is produced on the Château Rieussec estate, a Sauternes Premier Cru Classé. 
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.

Owner: Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)
Age of vines (avg.): 35 years
Density: 7000 vines/ha
Blending: 54% Sémillon, 46% Sauvignon Blanc 
Serving temperature: 10°C - 12°C

Tasting notes :

Superb freshness and aromatic expression, especially from the Sauvignon Blanc, with its notes of boxwood perfectly integrated with very
light woody notes from the barrel.  The Sémillon is more noticeable at the start, bringing length and solidity to this wine that should be drunk young.

Food pairings :

Seafood and fish.