2018 Chateau Guiraud Le G Bordeaux Blanc Sec

Year: 2018
Appellation: Bordeaux
Country: France
Wine Spectator: 93
Wine Advocate: 88-90
Decanter: 92
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.0%
Price :
$18.95

50% Sauvignon Blanc-50% Semillon... (made by Count Stephan von Neipperg) . . . Organic and Biodynamic, 90+ points and drinking amazingly well!

"Showy, featuring peach, nectarine and apricot notes that evoke Sauternes, though the palate is dry, harnessed by bitter orange and almond accents. A lingering hint of green tea at the very end adds range. Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon. Drink now through 2023. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 4,166 cases made. -JM" (WS)

"The 2018 G de Guiraud gives up scents of poached pears, lemon marmalade and fresh pineapple with touches of lime zest and white pepper. Medium-bodied, the palate has plenty of zip in its step with some herb and chalk layers emerging on the finish." (WA)

"Guiraud is synonymous with Sauternes, but this dry white shows the same class and complexity as you find in its famous sweet wines. It's an equal blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, packed with spiky gooseberries and nettles, rich tropical tones and creamy herbal and hay notes. Long and textural with lifted grapefruit acidity. Drinking Window 2019 - 2022" (DM)

Winery Notes:
As early as 1766 Château Guiraud, breaking with cultural traditions, proclaiming its political difference, and on a constant quest for prestige, was already juggling between anticonformism and innovation. The Guiraud family of merchants, founders of the modern estate, built up an atmosphere of mystery around Château Guiraud. The Protestant chapel was a proclamation of the family’s religious beliefs and their faith at a time when all around them looked towards Rome. Since that time the property has borne the name Chateau Guiraud and proudly displays a black label that sacralizes the family's Protestant and Republican values. This black label is one of the oldest in the Bordeaux region and has remained unchanged since its creation. Within three generations the property was to become a prestigious Grand Cru, being consecrated Premier Grand Cru Classé in 1855 in the classification ordered by the Emperor Napoleon III.

Château is in many ways a forerunner and employs environment-friendly processes that are 100% natural. We have planted hedges made up of different plant species, the soil between the rows of our vines are naturally grassed over, nesting sites for birds are protected, and special nesting "hives" have been installed to encourage the presence of pollinating insects. All this illustrates our desire to preserve the local biodiversity and promote ecological methods.

STEPHAN VON NEIPPERG - Winemaker Co-owner of Château Guiraud, undeniably inherited the family viticultural fibre. He runs, among others, Château Canon La Gaffelière and Château La Mondotte, both Premier Grand Cru Classé in Saint-Emilion.


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