The Premier Grand Cru Classé Guiraud takes its name from the Bordeaux négociant Pierre Guiraud, who purchased the Sauternes property back in 1766. Owned these days by a consortium of interested parties, Guiraud is innovatively sustainable in its approach, and is the only First Growth from the 1855 Classification to be certified organic.
There are 100 hectares under vine, the vineyards planted in 65% Semillon and 35% Sauvignon Blanc. Their wines are surprisingly rich, given they have one of the highest percentages of Sauvignon Blanc in the appellation. Considered one of the top six producers in Sauternes.
Sauternes, Bordeaux, France
S.millon, Sauvignon Blanc