Wine Region: Sauternes, Bordeaux
Grapes:Â Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc
Renowned for its opulent and very sweet style, the Rieussec wine boasts exceptional richness and aromatic power, with fabulous aromas of exotic fruits, orange marmalade and quince.
About the Winery
In the 1855 Classification, Mr. Mayne is the owner. The quality of the Rieussec terroir is recognized as the Premier Cru ClassÃ© of Sauternes and Barsac. From this date, the history of Rieussec is dotted with changes of ownership: Charles Crepin (around 1870), Paul Defolie (1892), Mr. Bannil (1907), then the Gasqueton family (owner of ChÃ¢teau Calon-SÃ©gur in Saint-EstÃ¨phe), PF Berry during the war (American citizen brother-in-law of the Vicomte de Bouzet), Mr. Balaresque (1957) and finally, Albert Vuillier (1971), passionate enthusiast of "sweet wines" of Sauternes.
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