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Chateau Rieussec Carmes De Rieussec 2009
Rated 92 - Pale to medium gold colored, the 2009 Carmes de Rieussec opens with evolving honey-coated almonds, lemon...
Chateau Rieussec Carmes De Rieussec 2010
Rated 89 - A ripe, flashy style, with a big core of pineapple chiffon, creamed peach, apricot and tangerine notes...
Chateau Rieussec Carmes De Rieussec 2011
Rated 90 - 2011 was a great year for Sauternes and this second wine of Rieussec shows great botrytis weight and...
Chateau Rieussec Carmes De Rieussec 2012
Rated 89-91 - Plump and open, offering green plum, nectarine and coconut notes, with a round, easy feel through the...
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The Bordeaux region of France is possibly the most famous and widely respected wine region in the world. Known primarily for its exceptional blended red wines, made most commonly with Cabernet Sauvigon, Merlot and Petit Verdot grape varietals, it also produces superb dry white wines (both blended and single variety), alongside the highly esteemed sweet wines of Sauternes. All of these wine types use a careful mix of traditional wine-making methods alongside modern techniques, as well as more experimental and unorthodox practices such as turning their grapes over to the noble rot which intensifies the flavors in the sweet wines. Bordeaux benefits greatly from its position amongst wide river basins, and the cooling Atlantic breezes which blow across the rolling vineyards which cover this region.
French winemakers are subjected to several laws and regulations regarding the wines they produce, and how they can be labeled and sold. Such procedures are designed to increase the overall quality of the country's produce, and also to ensure that wines made in each particular region or appellation are of a character and type which is representative of the area. Thankfully for consumers of wine world-wide, the French have a particularly high reputation to uphold, and seem to do so flawlessly. Every year, wineries from all over France produce millions upon millions of bottles of fine wine, making the most of their native grape varieties and the excellent terrain which covers most of the country. From the expensive and exquisite red wines of Bordeaux and Burgundy, to the white wines and cremants of central France, the French are dedicated to providing the world with wines of the highest quality and most distinctive character.