The Château de Rayne Vigneau of Sauternes of Bordeaux

Château de Rayne Vigneau - Audace Sauternes
The winery offers 13 different wines
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Its wines get an average rating of 4.1.
This estate is part of the CA Grand Crus.
It is ranked in the top 16 of the estates of Bordeaux.
It is located in Sauternes in the region of Bordeaux

The Château de Rayne Vigneau is one of the world's great estates. It offers 13 wines for sale in of Sauternes to come and discover on site or to buy online.

Top Château de Rayne Vigneau wines

Looking for the best Château de Rayne Vigneau wines in Sauternes among all the wines in the region? Check out our tops of the best red, white or effervescent Château de Rayne Vigneau wines. Also find some food and wine pairings that may be suitable with the wines from this area. Learn more about the region and the Château de Rayne Vigneau wines with technical and enological descriptions.

The top sweet wines of Château de Rayne Vigneau

Food and wine pairings with a sweet wine of Château de Rayne Vigneau

How Château de Rayne Vigneau wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of fruity desserts or blue cheese such as recipes of tarte tatin or endive-pear-fatty-liver-blue salad bowl.

Organoleptic analysis of sweet wines of Château de Rayne Vigneau

On the nose the sweet wine of Château de Rayne Vigneau. often reveals types of flavors of tropical, mushroom or dried fig and sometimes also flavors of cinnamon, toffee or brioche. In the mouth the sweet wine of Château de Rayne Vigneau. is a powerful with a good balance between acidity and sweetness.

The best vintages in the sweet wines of Château de Rayne Vigneau

  • 1964With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1975With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1983With an average score of 4.70/5
  • 1990With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 1988With an average score of 4.40/5
  • 1987With an average score of 4.40/5

The grape varieties most used in the sweet wines of Château de Rayne Vigneau.

  • Sémillon
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Muscadelle

Discovering the wine region of Sauternes

Sauternes, 65 km South of Bordeaux, is a Village renowned for its high quality Sweet wines. Although some wineries produce Dry wines, they sell them under other appellations than Sauternes, which is specific to sweet wines. The village is surrounded on all sides by vineyards, the best of which produce some of the most prestigious, long-lasting and expensive dessert wines in the world. A half bottle of premium, aged Sauternes from a good Vintage can sell for over $1,000.

Classic Sauternes has a DeepGoldenColor (darker than most other dessert wines), which turns a deep amber color with bottle age. Its aromas include flower and stone fruit, with a hint of honeysuckle - the hallmark of botrytized wines. The best wines balance sweetness with acidity, concentration with freshness and power with elegance. Sauternes wines are primarily made from the Sémillon grape, which accounts for about eight out of every ten vines in the local vineyard.

Sauvignon Blanc accounts for most of the remaining vineyard and is the dominant grape in a small handful of Sauternes wines. Semillon forms a broad, well-structured base with aromas of beeswax and apricot, while Sauvignon Blanc contributes its characteristic herbal aromas and enough acidity to keep the resulting wine fresh rather than mouthwatering. These two varieties (sometimes supplemented by a small amount of Muscadelle and Sauvignon Gris) have become the preferred varieties here, not only because they are also used to make dry white Bordeaux wines, but also because of their susceptibility to a particular type of fungus, Botrytis cinerea (often just botrytis). Apart from yeast, without which the grape juice cannot ferment into wine, one would not expect a fungus to play a key role in winemaking.

The top white wines of Château de Rayne Vigneau

Food and wine pairings with a white wine of Château de Rayne Vigneau

How Château de Rayne Vigneau wines pair with each other generally quite well with dishes of pork, vegetarian or poultry such as recipes of homemade pork curry, broccoli and blue cheese quiche without pastry or simple endive gratin with gruyere cheese.

Organoleptic analysis of white wines of Château de Rayne Vigneau

On the nose the white wine of Château de Rayne Vigneau. often reveals types of flavors of cream, oil or floral and sometimes also flavors of citrus fruit, spices or tree fruit. In the mouth the white wine of Château de Rayne Vigneau. is a powerful.

The best vintages in the white wines of Château de Rayne Vigneau

  • 2015With an average score of 4.00/5
  • 2017With an average score of 3.90/5
  • 2010With an average score of 3.80/5
  • 2013With an average score of 3.60/5
  • 2016With an average score of 3.50/5
  • 2011With an average score of 3.40/5

The grape varieties most used in the white wines of Château de Rayne Vigneau.

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Cabernet Franc
  • Merlot
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Sémillon

Discover the grape variety: Cabernet franc

Cabernet Franc is one of the oldest red grape varieties in Bordeaux. The Libourne region is its terroir where it develops best. The terroirs of Saint-Emilion and Fronsac allow it to mature and develop its best range of aromas. It is also the majority in many blends. The very famous Château Cheval Blanc, for example, uses 60% Cabernet Franc. The wines produced with Cabernet Franc are medium in colour with fine tannins and subtle aromas of small red fruits and spices. When blended with Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, it brings complexity and a bouquet of aromas to the wine. It produces fruity wines that can be drunk quite quickly, but whose great vintages can be kept for a long time. It is an earlier grape variety than Cabernet Sauvignon, which means that it is planted as far north as the Loire Valley. In Anjou, it is also used to make sweet rosé wines. Cabernet Franc is now used in some twenty countries in Europe and throughout the world.

Discover other wineries and winemakers neighboring the Château de Rayne Vigneau

Planning a wine route in the of Sauternes? Here are the wineries to visit and the winemakers to meet during your trip in search of wines similar to Château de Rayne Vigneau.

Discover the grape variety: Muscadelle

Muscadelle white is a grape variety that originated in France (Bergerac). It produces a variety of grape specially used for wine making. It is rare to find this grape to eat on our tables. This variety of grape is characterized by bunches of medium size, and grapes of medium caliber. Muscadelle white can be found in several vineyards: South-West, Cognac, Bordeaux, Armagnac, Provence & Corsica, Rhone valley, Loire valley, Savoie & Bugey, Beaujolais, Languedoc & Roussillon.

News about Château de Rayne Vigneau and wines from the region

Stephen Brook: ‘It is astonishing how rapidly changes can take place in the Bordeaux region’

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Best in Show: The top 50 wines of DWWA 2022

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Rare Lafite 1887 magnum tops £22,000 in Sotheby’s auction

A magnum of Lafite Rothschild 1887 sold for £22,500 ($28,300) at a Sotheby’s auction of ‘vinous treasures’ spanning nearly 200 years. The wine, held in storage with Octavian group in Wiltshire, had a pre-sale high estimate of £18,000. A single bottle of Château d’Yquem 1831 sold for £27,500 (pre-sale high estimate: £20,000). Another bottle of Yquem, from the 1896 vintage, sold for £15,000, tripling its pre-sale high estimate. ‘An extraordinary wine from a very great Sauternes vintage,’ said Sere ...

The word of the wine: Mistelle

Unfermented must with added brandy, also called liqueur wine: Pineau des Charentes, Floc de Gascogne, Macvin du Jura, Ratafia, Cartagène du Languedoc.