1er Cru Classé en 1855
Château Guiraud, managed by Xavier Platy, located in the heart of the commune of Sauternes, has a 100-hectare vineyard in a single block. The vines are planted around the cellars and the château. The Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc grapes ripen very early at Guiraud and undergo tremendous natural concentration due to the effects of “noble rot” (botrytis). The harvest takes place in several waves and the grapes are literally picked one by one. This process is not only risky, but accounts for very long yields. It nevertheless results in rich, complex wines. The quality of Château Guiraud ‘s terroir (soil+microclimate) earned its classification as a first great growth in 1855.
Facts & Figures :
Area under vine : 85 hectares
Production : 100 000 bouteilles
Soil : Graves sableuses et graves argileuses
Grape varieties : 65% Sémillon, 35% Sauvignon
Ageing : 18 à 24 mois en barrique neuves à 60%