Chateau Rieussec, Cru Classe Sauternes. France.

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Chateau Rieussec, Cru Classe Sauternes. (Founded by monks, seized by the state and now owned by a baron.) In the 18th century, the Rieussec estate belonged to the Carmelite monks in Langon. The confiscation of the estate during the revolution led to its public sale around 1790 as a object of national heritage to Mr. Marheilhac, owner at that time of Chateau La Louvire in Lognan. –

For the 1855 classification, M. Mayne was the owner of the estate. The quality of the Rieussec soil earned its ranking as a first growth Sauternes and Barsac. After that date, many owners changed hands : Charles Crepin (around 1870), Paul Defolie (1892), Mr. Bannil (1907), then the Gasqueton family (owner of Chateau Calon-Sagur at Saint Estephe), P.F. Berry during the war (an American citizen and brother-in-law of the Vicomte de Bouzet), Mr. Balaresque (1957) and lastly, Albert Vuillier (1971),

& In 1984, Chateau Rieussec was acquired by Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite) ,

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