2013 Petit Guiraud 75CL
As early as 1766 Château Guiraud, breaking with cultural traditions, proclaiming its political difference, and on a constant quest for prestige, was already juggling between anticonformism and innovation.
The Guiraud family of merchants, founders of the modern estate, built up an atmosphere of mystery around Château Guiraud. The Protestant chapel was a proclamation of the family’s religious beliefs and their faith at a time when all around them looked towards Rome. Since that time the property has borne the name Château Guiraud and proudly displays a black label that sacralizes the family's Protestant and Republican values.
This black label is one of the oldest in the Bordeaux region and has remained unchanged since its creation. Within three generations the property was to become a prestigious Grand Cru, being consecrated Premier Grand Cru Classe in 1855 in the classification ordered by the Emperor Napoleon III.
Petit Guiraud is the second wine name made by Château Guiraud. This new name carries with it the responsibility to be worthy of a direct association with the Grand Vin. Petit Guiraud is a modern Sauternes made by Xavier Planty, a co-owner and Chateau Guiraud’s oenologist since 1982.
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