Carmes de Rieussec Sauternes
The second wine of Château Rieussec is selected from the same bases as the great wine. Its permanent characteristic is a beautiful aromatic amplitude with a dominant citrus palette.
The name Carmes de Rieussec refers to the Carmelite monks of Langon, owners of the Rieussec estate in the 18th century.
[AOP - Protected Designation of Origin]
Well supported golden yellow color. Beautiful shine. On the nose, the aromatic expression is powerful. This is a characteristic of this great vintage of Bordeaux white. The wine is fresh and pure with citrus, tangerine and then candied melon notes. The attack is elegant and beautifully light before the wine quickly finds its full amplitude in the mouth. Held by its good acidity, it always remains very fresh. The finish is harmonious and without heaviness, well supported by a fair level of liquor. [lafite.com]
Carmes de Rieussec goes well with aperitifs such as foie gras or starters with foie gras; main courses such as roasted chicken, veal and pork dishes that are either spicy or sweet such as Duck a L'orange; some desserts like mini fruits clafoutis, sweet crepes, pear crumble, pies, and tarts; and blue cheeses like Roquefort.
94% Sémillon, 3% Sauvignon blanc, 3% Muscadelle 3%
Fermentation: in two vats - the traditional vat room made up of large oak vats and the modern vat room made up of stainless steel vats
Aging: 18 months in barrels
Aging potential: 3 years
Serving temperature: 8-10 °C
Alcohol content: 14%
*Fair warning: Alcohol is dangerous for the health. Drink responsibly.