Chateau Guiraud 1st GCC Sauternes

Nature & Biodiversity

The Chateau as a constant philosophy of work based on nature and biodiversity.

Orientated sustainable development  since many years, the Ch√Ęteau has planted hedges made up of different plant species, the soil between the rows of our vines are naturally grassed over, nesting sites for birds are protected, and special nesting "hives" have been installed to encourage the presence of pollinating insects. All this illustrates our desire to preserve the local biodiversity and promote ecological methods.


Ever since 2001, Ch√Ęteau has had its own conservatory of white grapevine varieties, the only one of its kind in the world. This invaluable reserve contains 135 original strains of semillon and of white sauvignon blanc. This action maintains the diversity of the vines and it guarantees the infinite complexity of our great wines, and is also of inestimable pedagogical value.

Chateau wine is very complex and full of fruity aromas. You get touch of mint, white flowers, citrus when it is young ( less than 7 yo) then aromas will turn on something more jammy, cooked fruits after few years aged.

A sweet wine can age for a long time in good condition of storage and even age much longer than a red wine. Also the advantage of sweet wine it is that then can be drunk young and not need 10 years of aging before to be enjoyed.

Cheers.