Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)

Château Rieussec

Château Rieussec

1st cru classé

For several generations, Château Rieussec has been a leading name in Sauternes wines. As early as 1868, Charles Cocks remarked that “Beyond any of the others, Rieussec produces wines that are very similar to Yquem wines”.

Grape varieties:
Sémillon 90 - 95%, Muscadelle and Sauvignon 5-10%.
Length of ageing in oak barrels:
18 to 26 months depending on the year, including 55% in new barrels.
Average annual production:
Varies a great deal depending on the vintage, but on average is 6,000 cases per year (but no production in 1993 and low production in 2000 with just 3,000 cases).

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Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)
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