Petit Guiraud, Sauternes 2013

Bordeaux

With its Haute Couture label, Petit Guiraud is the new name for the second wine made by Château Guiraud, a Sauternes Premier Grand Cru Classé in the 1855 classification. The wine is astonishingly good value for a wine of this class and it is certainly worthy of its direct association with the grand vin. The label has the classic gold and black that has always been a symbol of Château Guiraud and its history. Incredible Sauternes and a treat for after supper or a great present that will not break the bank.

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Our Tasting Notes

With lovely honey, pure, apricot, dates and raisiny fruit on the palate, this luscious, elegant wine has good acidiity and freshness that balances the sweetness, all lingering through the rounded finish. Ripe, polished and long.

Wine Data

Grape variety: Sauvignon Blanc, Sémillon
Appellation: Sauternes
Alcohol: 13.5%

About

Petit Guiraud is a modern Sauternes made by Xavier Planty, a co-owner and Château Guiraud’s 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 Château in Sauternes/Barsac to achieve this certification, they have been using organic farming methods since 1996.