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 Chateau Guiraud and proudly displays a black label that sacralises 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 Classé in 1855 in the classification ordered by the Emperor Napoleon III.
A Voyage in Black and Gold
Right from the beginning Château Guiraud broke with tradition by creating a label that was resolutely modern, even avant-garde. By choosing the Helvetica script rather than the customary handwritten style, Pierre-Amand Guiraud asserted the independent spirit that has become inseparable from Château Guiraud. The strong black background expresses all the strength and the convictions of the property, whereas the gold lettering echoes the art of the goldsmith in producing this wine of a liquid golden colour.
This wine is aged for approximately 18 months in oak barrels specially selected for their contribution to the wine’s elegant manner and the immensity of the its soul. The bouquet is precise, the texture is sensual, the smoothness has a somewhat mineral tone ; Château Guiraud expresses elegant purity and aromatic refinement.