G of Château Guiraud is a dry white wine made from grapes harvested at full maturity. It reveals richness of expression and an assertive personality.
The blend makes it a remarkable wine whose potential will challenge the palate of wine-lovers and confirmed wine-tasters alike.
Château Guiraud got Organic Farming certification in early 2011 and has managed the vineyard using organic methods since 1996.
Soils: 80% sandy gravels, 20% clay gravels.
Subsoils: deep translucent sand, pure gravels crossed by red clay and limestone marls, fossilized oyster beds and red and white clay.
Manual picking only, by baskets of about 6 kg each to keep the high aromatic quality level of the berries.
Fermenting: 80% in oak barrels that have been used for the Sauternes great growth; 20% in stainless steel tank. Fermentation lasts for about 3 weeks.
Malolactic: depend of the vintage
Ageing: average of 7 months in barrels used for the previous year's Grand Cru, regularly stirring the lees.
Blend: 50% Sauvignon Blanc, 50% Sémillon