R de Rieussec Bordeaux Blanc 2018
Region: Bordeaux, France
Size: 750 ml
Grapes: Sémillon, Sauvignon
Enjoy at 10-12°C
Decanting time: Serve immediately
Château d’Aussières is the “cuvée d’excellence”, the product of a strict selection from the best plots in the vineyard, made in limited quantities. 40% is aged in oak barrels for 12 to 16 months. The wines express all the richness and elegance of the late-ripening, cool terroir.
“This is extremely good quality. It's a delicious wine full of flavour, bright and crystalline with a beautifully crisp colour and more Sauvignon Blanc than usual.”
About Château Rieussec R de Rieussec, Bordeaux Blanc 2018
Château Rieussec has been owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild since 1985. So, one could consider this the Château Lafite Rothschild of dry white Bordeaux. Ranked as a Premier Grand Cru in 1855, in top years Rieussec’s Sauternes can rival those of the legendary Château d'Yquem. But just like their prestigious neighbour, they make a fabulous and rare dry white that slips under-the-radar due to all eyes being on the sweet wine.
R de Rieussec comes from the same vines used to make the Sauternes. 20% of the Sémillon and Sauvignon are fermented in barrels adding a little cream and spice to the crisp apple and pear flavours, tangy yuzu, honey, beeswax, mango, pineapple, hay, sea salt and white pepper. The almost dessert-wine-richness is kept in check by a lively seam of acidity that will keep you reaching for another sip, and another…
Pair with oysters, Caesar salad, creamy Vietnamese curry, mushroom risotto or buttery Dover sole.
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