More wines available from Chateau Rieussec
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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Although most commonly associated with their superb blended red wines, the world-famous region of Bordeaux in France is responsible for a relatively wide array of wines, ranging from the sweet and viscous white wines of Sauternes, to the dry and acidic single variety white wines found all over the region. However, it is the red wines which regularly make the wine world's headlines, and have historically been regarded as the finest on earth. The secret to the region's success is the fact that the warm and humid climate, coupled with mineral rich clay and gravel based soils produces grapes of excellent quality. Wineries in this region have spent hundreds of years mastering the art of blending and oak aging in order to get the best results from each grape, and remain the envy of the world to this day.
It is widely understood and accepted that the finest wines in the world come out of France. Whether you are drinking a vintage bottle from one of the famed Grand Cru wineries of Bordeaux - such as Chateau Margaux or Chateau Lafite-Rothschild - or a more simple and affordable bottle from one of the lesser known appellations in Burgundy, the likelihood is that the wine is packed full of intense and interesting flavors, and has a fine, balanced structure typical of almost all French produce. This reputation for excellence is taken extremely serious by the French, with dozens of regularly updated laws and regulations ensuring the quality and accurate labeling of wines. Such dedication and passion for fine wine, representative of the region in which it is produced, means customers can be assured that when they buy a bottle from France, they are buying something almost certain to please and delight.