Carmes de Rieussec's name is a reference to the Carmelite monks in Langon, who owned the Rieussec estate in the 18th century. Château Rieussec is one of the largest estates in Sauternes and Barsac covering 93 hectares. It is owned by Domaines Barons de Rothschild, which are also the owners of very prestigious growths such as Ch. Lafite-Rothschild, Ch. Duhart-Milon (Pauillac) and Ch. L’Evangile (Pomerol).