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Le G de Guiraud Bordeaux Blanc 2011

Winemaker's Notes:

"70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon. Mostly on sandy gravel. A third is barrel fermented in new oak, the rest in one and two-year-old barrels, but only for three to eight weeks. Fresh, bright citrus with a herbal Sauvignon Blanc aroma to the fore, creamy too. Zesty with rich creamy spice and orange in the mid palate too - almost as if there were some noble rot though I don't think there is. Unexpectedly rich after the nose. Long spicy finish. Drink from 2013-2019 (JH)" - 16.5 out of 20 points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages. Wine: "G de Chateau Guiraud is produced from 15 ha, constiting in 70% Sauvignon and 30% Semillon (rootstock Riparia, R 110, 3309, 161 49), with a planting density of 6600 vines/ha and an average age of 15 years. "G" is a dry white wine made of ripe but not mouldy grapes." "The grapes are harvested choosing the ripest bunches or portions of bunches. Excluding all moulding or green grapes. A second selection through the vines may be necessary. After pressing and keeping only the very first juice, the juice is clarified at a low temperature (10 degrees C) for 24 hours. The fermentation starts about 12/13 degrees C and finishes at about 19 degrees C. It occurs in oak barrels and the lees are regularly stirred for the first 3-4 months. Barrel aging usually lasts for 9 months." - Winery

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Château Guiraud:
" La Maison Noble du Bayle ", first name of Château Guiraud was owned by de Mons de Saint Poly family. On February 1766, the 22nd Pierre Guiraud, a Bordeaux protestant merchant, buys it for 53.000 livres. When he dies in 1799, he hands it down to his son Louis who will make a great estate out of Bayle, and above all a great growth, saving it from the devaluation where it has been since 1793.... Read more
" La Maison Noble du Bayle ", first name of Château Guiraud was owned by de Mons de Saint Poly family. On February 1766, the 22nd Pierre Guiraud, a Bordeaux protestant merchant, buys it for 53.000 livres. When he dies in 1799, he hands it down to his son Louis who will make a great estate out of Bayle, and above all a great growth, saving it from the devaluation where it has been since 1793. In 1837, the estate he bequeaths to his son Louis Aman is worth 250.000 francs. With this last succession, Bayle leaves Guiraud family while its value has been multiplied by three in less than 40 years. Within 80 years and three generations, Guiraud had become a prestigious growth, recognized in 1855 as a first growth by the imperial classification. July 20th 2006, Château Guiraud was purchased by four personalities: an industrial, Robert Peugeot and three wine makers, Olivier Bernard, Stephan Von Neipperg and Xavier Planty. The meeting of these four men during a dinner in Paris was the founding event of the new team. A shared passion for wines, gastronomy, nature, hunting... this « art de vivre » made them agree very quickly on the quality and the philosophy of he growth. Guiraud is thus in good hands for some time to come. Read less

"70% Sauvignon Blanc, 30% Semillon. Mostly on sandy gravel. A third is barrel fermented in new oak, the rest in one and two-year-old barrels, but only for three to eight weeks. Fresh, bright citrus with a herbal Sauvignon Blanc aroma to the fore, creamy too. Zesty with rich creamy spice and orange in the mid palate too - almost as if there were some noble rot though I don't think there is. Unexpectedly rich after the nose. Long spicy finish. Drink from 2013-2019 (JH)" - 16.5 out of 20 points, Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages. Wine: "G de Chateau Guiraud is produced from 15 ha, constiting in 70% Sauvignon and 30% Semillon (rootstock Riparia, R 110, 3309, 161 49), with a planting density of 6600 vines/ha and an average age of 15 years. "G" is a dry white wine made of ripe but not mouldy grapes." "The grapes are harvested choosing the ripest bunches or portions of bunches. Excluding all moulding or green grapes. A second selection through the vines may be necessary. After pressing and keeping only the very first juice, the juice is clarified at a low temperature (10 degrees C) for 24 hours. The fermentation starts about 12/13 degrees C and finishes at about 19 degrees C. It occurs in oak barrels and the lees are regularly stirred for the first 3-4 months. Barrel aging usually lasts for 9 months." - Winery

Dietary Information: Organic

Wine Specs:

Alcohol: 13.0%

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