Les Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite)
Domaines Barons De Rothschild (Lafite) Sauternes, France
In the 18th century, the Rieussec estate belonged to the Carmes de Langon monks. The confiscation of the estate during the revolution led to its public sale around 1790 as an "object of national heritage". The estate was sold to Mr. Marheilhac, the period’s owner of Château La Louvière at Léognan. The 1855 classification recognized the quality of Rieussec’s soil by ranking it as a first growth Sauternes and Barsac.
Château Rieussec was acquired by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in 1984. To enhance Château Rieussec’s potential, strict measures were implemented including meticulous separation of stems/seed and fermenting in barrells, which provides a superiour complexity and overall strucure.
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