Sunday, August 05, 2007

Château Guiraud Premier Cru Sauternes

Yesterday we picked up half a bottle of Château Guiraud Sauternes to have together with a some Brie and blue cheese. The partially raisined grapes, due to the noble rot of the Botrytis cinerea fungus, give a very sweet wine with a stunning yellow colour.
The vineyards at Guiraud currently comprise 100 hectares of vines, of which 85 are committed to the production of traditional Sauternes, without doubt the grand vin, which is named Chateau Guiraud, whereas the remaining 15 are used in the production of the estate's dry wine, G de Guiraud.

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