Meet the Winemaker
Near the Ciron river, the property is perfectly situated to develop botrytis, or noble rot, which enables the creation of Sauternes' trademark sweet wines. The Château maintains a conservatory of vines, with 135 original strains of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Each grape is harvested by hand, requiring a staff of more than 200. After gentle pressing, the must is fermented in new oak barrels for 3 to 6 months, then matured in older oak for 18 to 24 months. Luc strives for sustainability in energy use and water supply, and by recovering CO2 during vinification.
1 Château Guiraud, 33210, Sauternes, France