Chateau Haut Rian

RIONS, BORDEAUX, FRANCE

I had a lovely lunch in Michel and Isabelle Dietrich's house with their daughter Pauline who has just taken over the reins of the company. Their focus is not a red wine, but a Bordeaux Blanc Sec, made from 70% Semillon and 30% Sauvignon Blanc. Their rosé kicks a lot of Provence pinks into the weeds, and their red, 55% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc, is a superb daily drinker. 

These wines are delightful, the family are delightful (and Isabelle's cooking is superb).

 

Chateau Haut Rian Bordeaux Blanc Sec 2019 37.5cl
"Bright with lovely apricot aromas and then some peach skin and citrus on the palate. A really lovely fresh and clean style of white Bordeaux" Peter's Points: 88 Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate from Champagne and Alsace and...
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Chateau Haut Rian Rouge 2017 75cl
"A bright fresh red with sweeter blackberry fruit. The palate has the cabernet noticeable with earthy, veggie fruit coming through. Very soft, gentle tannin and a little spice on the finish." Peter's Points: 88 Michel Dietrich and his wife Isabelle originate...
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