Region: Sauternes AOC
Color: Golden Amber
Aroma: Pineapple and Wildflower
Tasting Notes: Honey, exotic spices and under ripe peaches
Food Pairings: Foie gras, Melon with Port, Sorbets
Grape Variety: Varies from 55% to 65% Semillon, 35% to 45% Sauvignon Blanc depending on harvest
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Vinification: Partly in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and partly in barrels. The different batches are fermented until they reach equilibrium (about three weeks), the nature of which depends on their plot selection.
Notes/Facts: The second wine of Guiraud, Le Dauphin is made from young vines and on the basis of selection at the blending stage. The same production methods as for Château Guiraud are applied. This wine is intended to be fresher and livelier, and to be drunk younger than the Grand Vin.