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 winter of 2014-2015 started out mild and dry. But, as is often the case, February brought colder weather, slowing down growth, even to the extent that bud break was delayed.
Spring was warm and fine, but too dry, almost exposing the vines to water stress. Fortunately, there was some rain at the beginning of June, which created ideal conditions for flowering. The summer was very hot until mid-August.


Ageing: 18 months in barrels.


Generous nose with jammy notes of white fruit, evolving towards bitter orange.
The attack is delicate, the wine then develops superb power with notes of fresh pineapple. The palate is full-bodied with well-integrated wood. Well-balanced and concentrated, the finish is long and lingering.

Alcohol content



Sémillon : 87 %
Sauvignon blanc : 7 %
Muscadelle : 6 %