The Château Guiraud is a vineyard of 128 hectares located in Sauternes in Gironde. Sauternes AOC, it is ranked first growth in the official classification of Bordeaux wines of 1855. The Château Guiraud produces an average of 100,000 bottles per year, although in some years due to climatic conditions, the first thought is not sold. The estate also produces a second wine, Le Dauphin Guiraud, from young vines and a selection made during assembly and a dry white wine named Chateau Guiraud G. Only semillon grapes (65%) and Sauvignon (35%) are grown to a size Guiraud with cots for semillon and sauvignon long wooden.
The harvest of Château Guiraud is manual only and performed by successive tries (2-6 tries) grape botrytis. A minimum potential level of 20 ° is required to begin harvesting. . Fermentation, spontaneous, takes place in barrels renewed by thirds, for a period ranging from three weeks to two months. The different batches are fermented until the balance of their own based on their selection.
Information on the vintage 1961 sauternes: many notes, varying bottlings, all good. Last tasted in 1976.