Château Guiraud has rolled out a new label, and a new name for their second wine. The new name is Petit Guiraud and the label stays faithful to the gold and black themes that are the hallmark of Chateau Guiraud, but adds a feminine touch with a floral design.
From their press release:
Petit Guiraud is a modern Sauternes made by Xavier Planty, a co-owner and Château Guiraud’s oenologist since 1982. It is made partly from batches that have been fermented in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats and partly from batches fermented in new French oak barrels, which provide and restore freshness and minerality to the wine. This perfect balance, which results in an extremely refined sweetness, is given extra freshness by a high proportion of Sauvignon.
The wine is a blend of 65% Semillion and 35% Sauvignon Blanc.
Château Guiraud was also certified organic in 2011, the first Chateau in Sauternes/Barsac to achieve this certification, they have been using organic farming methods since 1996.