Today, Carmes de Rieussec 2020 has been released by the Chateau! 
This blend of 82% Semillon, 16% Sauvignon Blanc and 2% Muscadelle is very delicate in the nose with notes of rhubarb, peach and white flowers.
The palate is light and yet voluptuous. The attack is fresh, with the same rhubarb as the bouquet.The smooth finish is characterized by a buttery notes and hint of muscat. The name Carmes de Rieussec refers to the monks of the Carmes de Langon, owners of the Rieussec estate in the 18th century. 
Château Rieussec sits on the border of Fargues and Sauternes. Château Rieussec is one of the largest properties in Sauternes and Barsac, covering 93 hectares, made up of gravel on sandy-clay soil. The Sauternes appellation stretches on the left bank of the Garonne, about 50km South of Bordeaux. The natural humidity arising from the Ciron river provides the ideal conditions for the development of Botrytis Cinerea, also known as noble rot.
Carmes de Rieussec 2020 will soon be part of the tasting samples at the Eleanor Wine Academy! Curious to try it out?
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Amsterdam, 29 March 2022

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