Château Guiraud Sauternes 1er Grand Cru Classe / 2016 / 375mL
Château Guiraud 2016 is a white Bordeaux wine produced in the Sauternes-Barsac appellation of Bordeaux, France. It is made from a blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes, with a small amount of Muscadelle. This wine is characterized by its golden yellow color with amber reflections and aromas of ripe stone fruit, honey, and candied citrus. On the palate, it is rich, full-bodied, and sweet, with flavors of apricot, honey, and caramel. It has a long, lingering finish with a pleasant acidity that balances the sweetness.
Château Guiraud is one of the leading producers of sweet wines in the Sauternes-Barsac appellation. It is known for its commitment to sustainable and organic farming practices, which aim to preserve the terroir and biodiversity of the vineyards. The grapes are harvested by hand in several passes to ensure that only the ripest and healthiest grapes are used in the wine. The wine is then aged in oak barrels for 18-24 months before bottling.
Château Guiraud 2016 is a great wine to pair with foie gras, blue cheese, or fruit-based desserts. It can also be enjoyed on its own as a dessert wine. This wine has a great aging potential and can be enjoyed over the next 20 years or more.