Delicate yet powerful and with the stucture to age for up to a decade."
Probably one of the most gourmet dry white wines in the Bordeaux appellation. A pioneer of sustainable and organic practices in the world of the 1er Grands Crus (the estate has been using them since 1996), the 2022 vintage is their 12th successive organic vintage and has established itself as one of the sure values of the Sauternes 1er Grands Crus Classés.
This Bordeaux Blanc blend stands out from much of the competition because it's partially aged in barrels that the year before created the 1er cru Château Guiraud Sauternes. Harvested like a Sauternes, manually by successive sorting, and matured by the Chateau’s team in barrels that have been used for the maturing of the Sweet Grand Vin, this balanced blend of Sauvignon and Semillon offers a singular expression of the Sauternes terroir,in its “dry” version.
Made organically and stirred on texture-gifting lees, The wine is both dense and fresh. The hint of hazelnut butter combines with peach, tangerine and citrus notes, ending in a lively and seductive finish on the palate.
Expect a classy, complex nose of passion fruit, mango, lemon tart and gooseberry. Great intensity on the savoury palate with a smokey undertone. Creamy hazelnuts, yuzu zest and green fruits, seasoned with vanilla seeds, lead to a touch of spice on the finish.