Region: Sauternes AOC
Color: Golden Amber
Aroma: Lemon Rind, Honey and Pineapple
Tasting Notes: Big, juicy and loaded with stewed apricot, pineapple, cacao and candied orange peel.
Food Pairings: Cornish blue and Stilton, desserts like Apricot tarts or Pineapple upside down cake, but do not be afraid to pair with Asian main courses based around savory sauces.
Grape Variety: Varies from 55% to 65% Semillon, 35% to 45% Sauvignon Blanc depending on harvest
Alcohol Level: 13.5%
Vinification: 90% in new barrels, 10% in barrels that have already aged one wine, for a period of three weeks to two months. Matured in barrels, on fine lees, for 18 to 24 months depending on the year with racking every three months.
Notes/Facts: Sauvignon has a long history at Château Guiraud, representing 35% of the vineyard. This is rare in Sauternes, where the proportion tends to be closer to 15%. Guiraud’s terroir is perfectly suited to the Sauvignon grape. Guiraud is a very serious property with wines that are rivaling their resplendent neighbors, Chateau d`Yquem.