Château Guiraud has gained a reputation for shaping its own destiny. It is one of the rarest in France to have created a conservatory of grape varieties. Vineyard management practices experienced a cultural revolution since 1996, when owners decided to steer the estate towards biodiversity. Château Guiraud become the first great growth in the 1855 classification to obtain organic certification in 2011.
Since 1766, Château Guiraud has combined reinvention with non-conformism to cultural and political norms, with an ongoing focus on producing outstanding wines. The “Guiraud” merchant family established the mysterious reputation of the château, while the estate’s black label sanctifies protestant and republican values.
Today Chateau Guidraud is owned by four wine enthusiasts who teamed up in 2006: the Peugeot family holding company represented by Robert Peugeot and three winegrowers: Oliver Bernard, Stephan von Neipperg and Xavire Planty, estate manager since 1986.
Following vinification with the property’s Grand Cru, the second wine is a blend of wines from several batches, selected for their style. Aged in oak barrels or in stainless steel vats, the main characteristic of the second wine is its freshness and the fact that it can be enjoyed relatively young. Petit Guiraud thus makes the pleasure of drinking this modern wine available to all.
Second wine: Petit Guiraud
The start of the Chateau Guiraud range. G of Château Guiraud is a dry white wine made from grapes harvested at full maturity. It is aged for approximately 7 months in the oak barrels that produced the previous year's Grand Cru. It reveals richness of expression and an assertive personality. The blend of 50% sauvignon and 50% semillon makes it a remarkable wine whose potential will challenge the palate of wine-lovers and confirmed wine-tasters alike.
White wine: G of Château Guiraud
|Area Under Vine:||105 hectares|
|Soil:||Sandy gravel and deep clay|
|Grape Varieties:||65% Sémillon, 35% Sauvignon Blanc|
|Ageing:||18 to 24 months in barrel- New barrels: 100%|
|Second wine:||Petit Guiraud|