The second wine of Château Rieussec is selected according to the same standards as the first wine. Its constant feature is centred on a fine aromatic structure dominated by citrus aromas. The name, Carmes de Rieussec, relates to the monks of the Carmes de Langon, who were owners of the Rieussec estate in the 18th century.

The vintage

The 2010 vintage was somewhat similar to the 2009. The start of the growing season was complex and difficult to manage through to mid-June, owing to high rainfall.
Then the months of July, August and September were very dry (20mm on average), with high daytime temperatures and cool nights, ideal conditions for the slow but complete ripening of the grapes.


Ageing: 18 months in barrels.


The colour is already an attractive pale gold.
Candied exotic fruits on the nose dominate over the primary aromas of the grape varieties.
Firm on the palate, quite concentrated, then opening up to reveal soft hints of honey.

Alcohol content



Sémillon : 92 %
Sauvignon blanc : 5 %
Muscadelle : 3 %