Sauternes

Légende R
Made by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) team with the same care and passion that is given to their grands crus, Légende R wines offer a great discovery of Bordeaux terroirs and tastes.

The vintage
After a rather mild winter, there were two nights of severe frost in the spring, on 26 and 27 April, which inflicted major damage on Bordeaux’s vineyards. Rieussec escaped relatively lightly, with only 15% of the vines being affected. Conditions then became excellent, with higher than average seasonal temperatures and balanced, well-spaced rainfall. Flowering began on 28 May, ten days earlier than usual. After some quite heavy rain at the end of June, temperatures remained slightly below average for the rest of the summer.
By the end of August, the positive effect of this cool, early year was apparent. The rainy spell in mid-September was ideal, falling on the perfectly ripe, healthy grapes, and enabling the botrytis to get started.
The dry, cool weather then returned, and the vines progressed in ideal conditions; the harvests were historically fast, revealing a vintage with exceptional aromatic intensity.
Varietals
Sémillon : 82%
Sauvignon blanc : 18%

Tasting notes
Beautiful glittering, pale yellow with light greenish glints.
The initial nose is pleasant and surprising, combining the fresh notes of a dry white wine with the rich, candied notes of a sweet one. Dominance of yellow fruit such as peaches and nectarines, underscored by citrus notes.
On the palate, the attack is lively and delicate, with unusually good concentration for the region.
A long, smooth, vivacious finish takes us back to Sauternes.