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2003 Château Guiraud, Sauternes
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2003 Château Guiraud, Sauternes

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The vineyard of Château Guiraud is composed of 100 hectares, of which 15 are used for the production of the dry wine G de Guiraud. Their, the soil is of 80% of gravel and sandy soil and 20% of gravel and clay. The sub-soils are mostly composed of sand. The two grape varieties are the Sauvignon (35%) and the Sémillon (65%). One of the particularity of the estate is that the percentage of Sauvignon is 35% when all the other estates of Sauternes are around 15%.The average age of the vineyard is 35-40 years. Roughly, a hectare of vine produces 12 hectolitres of Guiraud. The harvest is done manually and the shortage of the grapes can be done 6 times! The Château Guiraud is an organic wine since 2011 but the estate has been experiencing it since 1996. It is the first Premiers Crus of 1855 to do so. In this way the vineyard is held specifically: the grass is left in between the vines, tillage of the soil, pruning, system of trellising, leaf thinning, etc. The fermentation is done in 90% of new wooden barrels and 10% of barrels of a wine for 2 to 3 months. The ageing is also done in barrels on the lees for 18 to 24 months. A racking is done every 3 months.

 

"I might have a slight preference for this over the 2001 but I can’t make up my mind yet. It seems to have more richness and sweetness, with loads of apple tart, caramel and spice character. The noble rot certainly did its good here. Long, long finish. Beautiful sweet wine, (JS, 95 points)".

Type
Fortified/Dessert
Varietal
Semillon
Vintage
2003
Country
France
Region
Bordeaux
Subregion
Sauternes
Producer
Château Guiraud
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