A unique vineyard : First Great Classified Growth in the imeprial classification of 1855, this is the oldest property of Sauternes (dating frome the 15th century), on of the largest (with over 100 hectares of vines), and the only one whose vines are entirely situated within the Sauternes communal limits.A natural wine : Château Guiraud is the only 1855 First Growth to be certified for Organic Agriculture (in 2011), and is the only château committed to a truly global rethinking of its vineyard operations.
Château Guiraud is renowned for its natural approach to noble rot thanks to measures including prohibition of herbicides and chemical insecticides, the installation of « inset hotels », the planting of 6km of hedgerows, the genetic diversity of its vines, a conservatory gathering some 100 vine varieties, and a water treatment station which functions through natural filtration by reeds. The wines of Château Guiraud are marked by their authenticity, freshness, mineral character and exceptional deph.To arrive at Château Guiraud by the long avenue of plane trees is to leave the stress of daily life and enter another world.
Gradually, as you progress through the vaulted tunnel created by the plane trees, calm descends, and you begin to slow down in order to fully appreciate the setting: the trees, the vines alongside and the borders of wild flowers. Then the buildings are revealed at the end of the road. Their appearance is so simple and unassuming that no one thinks that they have arrived at Château Guiraud, an 1855 Sauternes premier cru classé. And yet you are in one of those magical places in Bordeaux, where, over the centuries, the combination of nature and human invention has created a truly exceptional vineyard.
It seems as if the property is cut off from the world, Guiraud is surrounded by vines and then the edge of the forest. You have to approach the winery to take in the view of the open landscape. From there, you can see the steeple in the village of Sauternes below. People come to Château Guiraud unsure of what to expect, but always leave with a special memory.
Grapes varieties used in our wines
|Surface area of white grapes
||graves sableuses à 80 %
|Average age of the vines
Wines Chateau Guiraud
||Medals (received for 10 years)
|Petit Guiraud, second vin de Château Guiraud, Sauternes||20 à 30 €||Bettane et Desseauve, RVF, Vert de vin, Wine Spectator||0|
|Château Guiraud, 1er Grand Cru Classé en 1855||50 à 100 €||Bettane et Desseauve, Gault & Millau, Gilbert & Gaillard, Hachette, Jancis Robinson, Robert Parker, RVF, Vert de vin, Wine enthusiast magazine, Wine Spectator, ||0|
||Medals (received for 10 years)
|Le G de Château Guiraud, Bordeaux blanc sec||From 15 to 20 €||Bettane et Desseauve, Hachette, Jancis Robinson, Robert Parker, RVF, Vert de vin, Wine Spectator, ||0|
|Wines||Taste profil||Aging potential||Recommended dishes||Other dishes|
|Château Guiraud, 1er Grand Cru Classé en 1855||Complex and Syrupy||15 to 30 years||Poultry||Fromages, Crustacés, Fruits frais |
|Petit Guiraud, second vin de Château Guiraud, Sauternes||Fruity and Fresh||Aperitif|
|Le G de Château Guiraud, Bordeaux blanc sec||Fruity and Vibrant ||Fish||Fromages, Huîtres|
|Owner||Stephan von Neipperg|
|Technical lead||Luc Planty|
|Person in charge communication||Clémence Planty|
|Responsible for the oenotourisme||Caroline Degremont|