Château Rieussec Sauternes 2009
Ref : 436506
Bottle 75 cL
i.e. 106.70 € / liter
- Keeping level Peut être conservé
- Service temperature 7°
Our food and wine pairings
- Foie gras
Our oenologists' opinion
Fruity and well-rounded
Its straw with green highlights color introduces a nose of fresh menthol, citrus zestS, confite’s yellow fruits, apricots, honey and spices. The palate is well balanced, full-bodied, sweet with a buttery feel. The finish is long, tight, and silky. This wine is distinct with ageing potential.
Body ? The body is the way a wine feels inside the mouth. Several factors, such as the alcohol content and the presence of tannins, contribute to the feel of the wine.
Freshness ? The freshness of a wine is defined by its level of acidity. Unlike rounded wines, fresh wines are easy to drink, and are more lively. Acidity plays a necessary part in a wine's structure.
Aging ? All wines do not have the same aging potential. Some are supposed to be consumed at a young age while others must be kept for longer periods of time.
Tannins ? Coming from stems, grape pips and their storage barrels, the tannin gives structure to red wines only.
Do you know ?
The Château Rieussec’s production varies greatly over the years. Matter of facts, the years 1977, 1997 and 2012 didn’t produce any vintages.
Domain and appellation
Located in the Sauternais, this 1er Grand Cru Classé belongs to the Domaines Barons de Rothschild. This wine stands among the most sought after’s sweet wines. The domain main grape varieties are the sémillon, sauvignon and muscadelle.
- Terroir: Spread across 93 hectares, the Château Rieussec terroir is neighbour to the Château d’Yquem and lays on a graves soil.
- Viticulture: The hand-picked harvests last 6 to 8 weeks in order to only select grapes that have received botrytis cinera or “noble rot.”
- Vinification: The fermentation and ageing process only occurs in oak barrels. The wine ages for 18 to 26 months.
Grapes Sauvignon blanc, Sémillon, Muscadelle
- Sauvignon blanc : 18%
- Sémillon : 80%
- Muscadelle : 2%