G de Chateau Guiraud, Bordeaux 2016
Located in Sauternes, on one of the greatest white wine terroirs in France, Chateau Guiraud's history can be traced back to 1766 from the Guiraud Family. The property was named Premier Grand Cru Classé in 1855 in the classification ordered by Napoleon III. The 85 hectares have now converted to organic farming, planted to 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc. The property is well-known for their natural approach to viticulture. Including construction of insect hotels, developing genetic diversity, studying and propagating vines in a conservatory.
G de Chateau Guiraud is the property's dry white wine made from grapes harvested at full maturity. Aged for 7 months in oak barrels that produced the previous year's Grand Cru. This wine comes from 35 year old vines, grown on sandy gravel and clay gravels. Hand harvested in 6kg baskets.
Chateau Guiraud is now co-owned by Xavier Planty, Robert Peugeot, Stephan von Neipperg (Chateau Canon La Gaffeliere) and Olivier Bernad (Domaine de Chevalier).
50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Semillon
93 points Wine Spectator
92 points James Suckling
Discover the rich expression of jasmine, ripe nectarine and grapefruit pith. The palate is crisp with note of lemon verbena, dried pineapple and tart apple. Soft and fruit forward with a vibrant finish. This will be one of the most unique White wines you will try. Pair with shellfish, poulty, light cheese dishes.
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