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    Chateau Rieussec Sauternes 1989
    Other Dessert - Sauternes and Barsac, Bordeaux, France
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    Region: Sauternes and Barsac, Bordeaux, France

    Varietal: Other Dessert

    Other Info: Collectible Wines

    Item no. 6241

    Winemaker's Notes:

    The property is planted 80% of Sémillon, 18% Sauvignon and 2% Muscadelle. The method of picking is quite unique. From October to December, the pickers pass through the whole vineyard, time after time, selecting one by one the grapes which have reached the right state of noble rot. It is only at such a price that the necessary concentration of sweetness can be reached to make the Sauternes wines. After fermentation, the wines spend 18 to 30 months in oak barrels renewed each year,

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