Chateau Guiraud Sauternes (375ml)
In 1766 Pierre Guiraud, a Bordeaux wine trader, bought the the estate. Over the following 80 years, subsequent generations built the estate and it became a Premier Grand Cru Classé in 1855. It is located in the Sauternes appellation, next to the famous Château d’Yquem. In 2006, Château Guiraud was purchased by Robert Peugeot and three wine makers: Olivier Bernard, Stephan Von Neipperg and Xavier Planty. Known and loved for its Premier Grand Cru Sauternes, Chateau Guiraud, displays another side of the vineyards potential with their dry white wine. Chateau Guiraud converted to organic viticulture in 1996 and in 2011, it became the first 1st Grand Cru Classé of 1855 to receive its certification for organic agriculture. Château Guiraud focus on the two main white grape grape varieties of Bordeaux: Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. There are 100 hectares of vines, of which 15 are used for the production of the dry wine G de Guiraud. Their, the soil is of 80% of gravel and sandy soil and 20% of gravel and clay. The sub-soils are mostly composed of sand.
Fruity and floral, it reveals a lively mouth and flavours of acacia and white fruits. Aged in sauternes barrels. A fresh white, with a creamy edge to the peach, melon and salted butter notes. The stylish finish lets a hint of macadamia nut chime in.
Made from Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes that grow in the ideal conditions to be affected by the noble mold botrytis. This causes the grapes to become partially raisinated concentrating the flavours and also produces enzymes that contribute to the distinct character of botrytis affected sweet wines. The grapes affected with noble rot are hand picked and the wine is aged for approximately 18 months in oak barrels specially selected for their contribution to the wine’s elegant manner and the immensity of the its soul. The bouquet is precise, the texture is sensual, the smoothness has a somewhat mineral tone ; Château Guiraud expresses elegant purity and aromatic refinement.