SAUTERNES - MADAME DE RAYNE VIGNEAU 1997

ZBXW-MDRVS97
$48.58
SAUTERNES - MADAME DE RAYNE VIGNEAU 1997
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SAUTERNES -- Bordeaux's most famous white wine. 25% Sauvignon Blanc, 75% Semillon. A small trove of this great old 1997 vintage was recently found in their cellars and after tasting it and finding it SUPERB, we managed to get some! Madame de Rayne is the second wine of Château de Rayne Vigneau. It pays homage to Madame de Rayne, one of the illustrious owners of the château, whose maiden name was Catherine de Pontac. She bought the château in 1834 and worked to establish the greatness of its wines. The vineyard lies on a splendid gravel mound, overlooking Sauternes near the village of Bommes and forming the third highest point in the area after Yquem. Madame de Rayne is very much in the line of the “Grand Vin”, receiving the same care and attention but choosing a more immediately accessible style, both fresh and intense. The perfect desert wine or served with Foie Gras to create the most perfect pairing appreciated by gourmets around the world. Very Small Production of only about 24,000 bottles a year.