Château Rieussec Appellation: Sauternes Classification: 1er cru classé en 1855 Before the French Revolution, the property belonged to Carmelite monks. Following the Revolution, it changed hands many times until it was purchased by Domaines Barons de Rothschild in 1984. This instituted a series of improvements, including new cellars and rigorous sorting to ensure quality. 90% sémillon, 7% sauvignon blanc and ... Read More »
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The appellation of Pauillac takes its name from the eponymous city in the heart of the Médoc. Its 1,200 hectares of vines thrive in the area’s high-quality gravel and rock soils and temperate climate. Cabernet sauvignon, merlot, and petit verdot grow on a gentle slope facing the Garonne. Pauillac’s ageing potential is unrivaled. The wines are aromatic and intense, with ... Read More »
Saint-Julien is the smallest appellation in the Médoc. Its 910 hectares of vineyards benefit from high-quality gravel and marl soils. Saint Julien is particularly known for the ageing potential of its wines. They are also notable for their balance and equilibrium, both powerful and subtle at once. The appellation is home to 11 crus classes from the 1855 classification. 2015 ... Read More »
Spread across just under 2,000 acres in the region of Libourne, in the heart of Bordeaux’s Right Bank, Pomerol is found on a plateau of the Isle River. Its clay soils offer ideal ripening conditions for merlot, the king grape of the region. Cabernet franc, cabernet sauvignon and malbec are also grown in smaller quantities. Pomerol wines are celebrated for ... Read More »
In addition to its five cru classés, Saint-Estèphe produces a large number of non-classified wines of excellent quality in its 1,230 hectares. Cabernet sauvignon and merlot grow in a blend of limestone, gravel and marl soils. The result of this terroir is a harmonious full-bodied wine that blends intensity and depth with structure and elegance. This balance gives Saint-Estèphe wines ... Read More »
The celebrated appellation of Margaux is also the only one to carry the same name as a Grand Cru Classé estate. Spread over 1,400 hectares, Margaux is known for crafting feminine wines grown on gravelly terroir. Like its other Left Bank neighbors, Margaux wines are made from a majority of cabernet sauvignon, with merlot, cabernet franc and petit verdot in ... Read More »
The appellation Francs-Côtes de Bordeaux was renamed in 2009, and was previously known as Bordeaux Côtes de Frances. Due to its inland location at the east of Bordeaux’s viticultural area, its winters are cold and its summers quite hot. It lacks the moderating influence of the Atlantic from which other parts of Bordeaux benefit. The AOC produces red, white and ... Read More »