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2022 Chateau Guiraud G Bordeaux Blanc Sec
A certified organic Bordeaux blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Semillon fermented in old Sauternes oak barrels and aged for 7 months on lees to give the wine more volume and textural appeal. The fruit is primarily sourced from a vineyard that was planted to Sauvignon Blanc by accident around 40 years ago. (For their Sauternes, Guiraud were after a Semillon-heavy cuvee - too much Sauvignon Blanc was not considered the right balance for a sweet wine). Instead of selling off the Sauvignon or re-planting, Guiraud decided to create a special dry white and the “G” was born.
Brilliant pale straw colour with a glimmer of green around the outskirts and a watery hue. The nose presents a mix of herbaceous gooseberry, subtle pineapple, citrus, asparagus, pencil shavings and spice. Intense guava, lime, pineapple and gooseberry fruits overlay spicy pencil shavings and delicate herbaceous grassy elements. Beautifully rounded mid palate texture and volume finishing dry and brisk with a penetrating conclusion.
Drink over the next 4-5 years.