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Petit Guiraud Sauternes

Wine: Petit Guiraud
Producer: Chateau Guiraud
Country: France
Region: Bordeaux
Vintage: 2020
Style: Dessert Wine
Blend: 65% Semillon / 35% Sauvignon Blanc

Size: 37.5cl

£18.99

2 in stock

2 in stock

The Wine:

A second wine to the first growth Sauternes Chateau Guiraud. From another excellent year for Sauternes, this wine has an unctuous feel, with apricot, date, meringue and almond cream notes all rolled together and lingering through the rounded finish. Ripe, polished and long.

Petit Guiraud is a modern Sauternes made by Xavier Planty, a co-owner and Château Guiraud oenologist since 1982. It is made partly from batches that have been fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and partly from batches fermented in new French oak barrels, which provide and restore freshness and minerality to the wine. This perfect balance, which results in an extremely refined sweetness, is given extra freshness by a high proportion of Sauvignon.

Château Guiraud was also certified organic in 2011, the first Chateau in Sauternes/Barsac to achieve this certification, they have been using organic farming methods since 1996.

Further Info:

While the average production ratio in Bordeaux is one bottle of wine per vine, Chateau Guiraud craft only one glass.

That’s some serious concentration and complexity coming from one single vine. And how do they manage it? By banishing chemicals that encourage over-production, and promoting biodiversity in the vineyard. A study in 2010 found 635 species of insects and spiders in their vineyards and in 2011 they became the first Grand Cru Classé to be certified organic. Quality, alongside their pioneering nurturing of the Bordeaux landscape, is at the heart of what they do.

The core of Guiraud’s vibrant sweet style comes from the wonderful aromatics and minerality of their Sauvignon Blanc grapes. Not only famous for their Sauternes dessert wines, they make an incredible dry white that spends 7 months in the oak barrels that were used for the previous year’s sweet Grand Cru – exciting stuff!

 

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