Chateau Guiraud Le G 2011

Bordeaux White Blends from Sauternes and Barsac, Bordeaux, France

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Item No. 119699
  • white wine
  • WS93

Winemaker's Notes

A blend of Sauvignon and Semillon grapes that are barrel fermented but do not undergo malolactic secondary fermentation. This gives this rich, focused white wine a beautiful golden color, a beautiful perfume of honey, flowers with flavors figs and candied citrus all backed by a vibrant structure and a kiss of oak.

Critical Acclaim

"Lovely peach, persimmon and pear flavors glide along, with a whiff of toast on the creamy yet defined finish.
Barrel Sample: 90-93"
93 Points

Learn About Chateau Guiraud Map ItMap It

Chateau Guirard, 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 chateau. The Semillon 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...

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Learn About Sauternes and Barsac

(saw-TURN & BAR-sak) Liquid Gold The regions of Sauternes & Barsac are both located southeast of Graves, almost directly south of St-Émilion, and hug the Garonne River as it curves. Both areas are dedicated to producing sweet, white wines. The rains, the mists, the humidity and the climate, all help foster the necessary mold that leads to the unfortified, but lusciously sweet wines...

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Learn About Bordeaux White Blends

Bordeaux White Blend
There's white wine in Bordeaux, too! Typically made from Semillon, Sauvignon Blanc, and bits of Muscadelle, white Bordeaux can be a fully dry table wine or, as in Sauternes, a deliciously sweet dessert wine. In other areas of the world, a Bordeaux blend consists primarily of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon, either of which may be the predominant variety. Bordeaux blends can vary in style, but most have good acidity and often a mineral overtone.

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