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Château Rieussec

The estate is located in the commune of Fargues des area Sauterne (Bordeaux). The name is derived from a small stream (French Ruisseau), which it from the neighboring famous east Château d'Yquem separates. In the 18th century it was owned by the monks of the Carmes de Langon monastery. At the beginning of the French Revolution, it was confiscated around 1790 and sold to M. Marheilhac. After frequent changes of ownership, the estate was bought by Albert Vuillier in 1971. Finally, it was acquired by Domaines Barons de Rothschild in 1984. To this company of the French family branch of the Rothschild that also belongs Château Lafite-Rothschild, In the Bordeaux Classification in 1855 the estate was classified as "Premier Cru Classé". The entire estate comprises 110 hectares of vines, of which 68 hectares are planted with Sémillon (90%), Sauvignon Blanc (8%) and Muscadelle (2%). The extremely long-lasting noble sweet white wine is aged for 18 to 24 months in 70% new barriques. In terms of quality, it is often equated to the Château d'Yquem. The "crème de tête" is a rarely produced special selection. The second wines are called "Clos Labère" and "Carmes de Rieussec". The dry developed "R de Château Rieussec" is produced from 50% Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon.

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