1er Cru Classé en 1855
Château Rieussec was acquired by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) in 1984. The estate then included 110 hectares, including 68 hectares of vineyard. The unique personality of the wine still stands out, its great vintages often compete easily with its prestigious neighbours, as the more recent ones have proved.
Facts & Figures :
Area under vine : 75 Ha
Production : 60 000 bouteilles
Soil : Graves sur sous-sol d'argile
Grape varieties : 92% Sémillon, 5% Sauvignon, 3% Muscadelle
Ageing : 18 à 30 mois en barriques neuves à 100%