1989 Chateau Rieussec Sauternes
30 Ratings
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30 Ratings
1989 Chateau Rieussec Sauternes

Winemaker's Notes

The property is planted 80% of Sémillon, 18% Sauvignon and 2% Muscadelle. The method of picking is quite unique. From October to December, the pickers pass through the whole vineyard, time after time, selecting one by one the grapes which have reached the right state of noble rot. It is only at such a price that the necessary concentration of sweetness can be reached to make the Sauternes wines. After fermentation, the wines spend 18 to 30 months in oak barrels renewed each year,

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The property is planted 80% of Sémillon, 18% Sauvignon and 2% Muscadelle. The method of picking is quite unique. From October to December, the pickers pass through the whole vineyard, time after time, selecting one by one the grapes which have reached the right state of noble rot. It is only at such a price that the necessary concentration of sweetness can be reached to make the Sauternes wines. After fermentation, the wines spend 18 to 30 months in oak barrels renewed each year,

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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2009
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2007 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 04/01/2008