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Chateau Rayne Vigneau - Rayne Vigneau (Halves) 2010 (Half Bottle)

Information

  • Country: France
  • Wine Region: Bordeaux
  • Wine Area: Sauternes
  • Wine Maker: Denis Dubourdieu
  • Grape Percentage: 80% Semillon, 20% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol Percentage: 13.50
  • Unit Quantity (ml): 375
  • Best To Drink: 2016-2030
En Primeur
Bin End Limited Stock: (1 btls)
D: 18.5 (2010)

Wine tasting notes

Classified as Premier Grand Cru Class‚ in 1855, Chƒteau de Rayne Vigneau is a Sauternes with a particularly intense style, both fresh and long on the palate. It is one of the benchmarks of its appellation.

Winery Information

Chateau Rayne Vigneau

As is the case with a number of other estates around Sauternes and Barsac, where the land has seen cultivation and habitation for many centuries, the very early history of Rayne-Vigneau is rather patchy. Not all hope is lost, however, as there is some information...

Expert Reviews

Decanter (2010)18.5 pts

Noble nose, with tea and white flower undertones (often found in 2010), more Vouvray or Riesling-like than traditional Sauternes, superb purity, great level of sugar but also perfect oily texture, very long and complex aftertaste, a great wine form this great terroir and a challenger for the best First Growths. Drink 2020-2050.

Vinification Notes

Picking is carried out by hand, in successive selections made on the vines, so that each grape is picked only when it has been perfectly "botrytised". All this care taken in the vineyard is naturally extended to the winery, which includes a sorting table and rigorous selection process, followed by delicate pressing of the grapes. Each batch is fermented in barrels, according to local custom. The wines then continue their maturing process in barrels, of which between 40 and 50% are new each year.