Carmes de Rieussec
Chateau Rieussec’s second wine is selected according to the same standards as the first wine. Carmes de Rieussec’s name is a reference to the Carmelite monks in Langon, who owned the Rieussec estate in the 18th century. For several generations, Chateau Rieussec has been the leading name in Sauternes wines. As early as 1868, Charles Cocks remarked “Beyond any of the others, Rieussec produces wines very similar to Yquem wines”.
Chateau Rieussec was acquired by Domaines Barons de Rothschild in 1984. To enhance Chateau Rieussec’s potential, strict measures were implemented. Since 1985, drasctic measures have been taken by Domaines Barons de Rothschild to restore the Rieussec legacy.
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