Château Guiraud Sauternes Petit Guiraud / 2016 / 375mL

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Category: Wine
Sub-Category: Fortified


product overview

The wine tastes remarkably good: concentrated, aromatic, and complex.

The speed with which the grapes became concentrated preserved magnificent vivaciousness.

The wines are truly brilliant.


Appellation : Sauternes

Production : 100.000 bottles

Surface : 85 ha

Soil : sandy gravel for 80% of the surface and clay gravel for the remainder

Subsoils : translucent sands, pure gravel crossed through with red clay and limestone marls, fossilised oyster bed and red and white clay

Vines varieties and pruning : sémillon (65%) pruning à cots and sauvignon ( 35%) pruning with long branches

Density of plantation : 6660 vines/ha

Root stock : Riparia, 33 09, 101 14, 161 49

Vines age average : 35-40 years

Harvest : Uniquely hand picked, by successive selections through the vines,(2 to7 selections)selecting only botrytised grapes. A minimum potential of 20° is required to start the harvest.

Fermentation : half of the fermentation process is done in new oak barrels , half is done in done in barrels previously used, it lasts 3 weeks to 2 months.

Ageing : sur fines lies, effectué en barrique d'une durée de 18 à 24 mois suivant les millésimes avec soutirage tous les trois mois.