Château de Rayne Vigneau 1er Grand Cru Classé 1998 - Lot of 6 Bottles
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Château de Rayne Vigneau 1er Grand Cru Classé 1998

  • Exotic fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Wine for ageing
  • Color:Sweet
  • 13% 
  • 4.5L
  • Intensity
  • Dessert wine

An intense, fresh, refined Sauternes premier cru. More info

  • Quantity: 6 Bottles
  • Level: 6 into-neck, -, -, -
  • Label: 6 slightly bin-soiled label, -, -, -
  • Country/Region: Bordeaux
  • Appellation/Wine: Sauternes
  • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
  • Producer/Owner: Trésor du Patrimoine
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Château de Rayne Vigneau 1er Grand Cru Classé serve at a temperature of 6°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Tapas de figues et foie gras, Canard aux pêches, Tarte aux brugnons et pistaches.

Peak: To drink

  • Vintage score: 16/20
  • What the experts say...

    "On the palate there are notes of butterscotch and orange blossom, unctuous in texture with a delicate honeyed mid-palate, almost Gewurztraminer in style." Source : R. Parker (04/2000)

    Lot presentation
    Château de Rayne Vigneau 1er Grand Cru Classé

    Cuvée presentation

    The blend is made up of 74% Sémillon, 24% Sauvignon Blanc and a small amount of Muscadelle (2%). The wines are aged for 24 months in barrels (40% to 50% new wood).

    Information about domain Château de Rayne Vigneau

    The hillock of Rayne Vigneau is well-known among geologists for its precious stones (agate, amethyst, onyx, sapphire) as well as for the exceptional gravel and clay soil of the Château de Rayne Vigneau, planted on a stunning hilltop overlooking the entire appellation. The estate itself was founded by the Vigneau family in the 17th century. In 1681, Etienne du Vigneau, husband of Jeanne Sauvage (daughter of the Lord of Yquem) took over the property. Purchased by Madame de Rayne in 1834, the wine here was classified as a premier cru in the 1855 Classification of Sauternes crus. It was Albert de Pontac, Madame de Rayne's nephew, who named the vineyard Rayne Vigneau. A number of different owners reigned here until the vineyard was purchased by CA Grands Crus (Crédit Agricole) in 2004. Led by Anne Le Naour, Technical Estate Director for CA Grands Crus, along with Vincent Labergère, Technical Director at the Château de Rayne Vigneau and with advice from Denis Dubourdieu, an improvement plan for the vineyard was drawn up. The team simultaneously began seeking sustainable farming certification. Certification for the Rayne Vigneau vineyard and all properties managed by CA Grands Crus (the Châteaux of Grand Puy Ducasse, Meyney, Lamothe Bergeron, Blaignan and Plagnac) was granted in 2007. This certification is awarded for sustainable use of fertilisers and phytosanitary treatments, in particular: a quality-focused approach for this vineyard of 80 contiguous hectares. The vines have an average age of thirty years and benefit from their proximity to the Ciron. This tributary of the Garonne contributes to the formation of morning mist that encourages the production of noble rot.

    Detailed characteristics

    • Quantity: 6 Bottles
    • Level: 6 into-neck, -, -, -
    • Label: 6 slightly bin-soiled label, -, -, -
    • Origin: Private individual
    • Type of cellar: Classic underground cellar
    • Recoverable VAT: No
    • Original Wooden Case: No
    • French customs seal: no
    • Alcohol percentage: 13 %
    • Country/Region: Bordeaux
    • Appellation/Wine: Sauternes
    • Classification: 1er Grand Cru Classé
    • Producer/Owner: Trésor du Patrimoine
    • Vintage: 1998
    • Color: Sweet
    • Peak: To drink
    • Service temperature:
    • Viticulture: Conventional 
    • Size (in ha): 80
    • Volume: 960000 bottles
    • Intensity: Dessert wine
    • Dominant aroma: Exotic fruit
    • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
    • Grape variety: 70% Sémillon, 30% Sauvignon

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    (1)For delivery in metropolitan France. More information....