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Chateau de Rayne-Vigneau

Address: Cordier - Mestrezat Grands Crus 109, rue Achard 33042 Bordeaux Cedex France

Telephone: +33 (0)5 56 11 29 00

Website: www.cordier-wines.com

Email: contact@cordier-wines.com

Visits: By appointment only

Details: Sauternes (commune: Bommes), 1er cru classé, 80ha, sand & clay

Vineyards:Sémillon 74%, Sauvignon Blanc 24%, Muscadelle 2%

History:

Originally owned by Etienne du Vigneau, the estate achieved 1855 classification under the management of the widow of the next owner, Baron de Reyne. She also succeeded in getting the 1861 vintage ranked highest in Sauternes, overcoming neighbouring Yquem in the Paris Fair tastings of 1867. The estate remained in the family until 1961 when a difficult Sauternes market saw its sale to first Georges Raoux and then Cordier Mestrazet ten years later. The latter’s investment clout, and the direction of Jacques Merlaut, has been seen to reinvigorate the property.

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Tasting notes:

2008 en primeur

2007 en primeur

2005 en primeur

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