« R » de Rieussec
The “R” de Rieussec is produced on the Château Rieussec estate, a 1st growth Sauternes wine.
Harvesting in Rieussec starts with the plots which do not have the required amount of botrytisation and by sorting the healthy grapes on the other plots.
Fermentation takes place for 20% in new barrels. This technique gives the wine great potential for ageing, while preserving its freshness and the grapes’ fruity essence.
- Grape varieties:
- Sémillon, Sauvignon.
- Average annual production:
- Limited quantities of around 2,000 to 3,000.