Aw, G. Chevalier Sauternes. Now and then it’s nice to have a little something sweet after dinner. That was the case when we needed a bit of a break from the bold reds we had been enjoying on a recent trip. A light dessert wine will sometimes be a nice change from the typical or traditional desserts we will often enjoy. Enter G. Chevalier Sauternes by Chateau Guiraud we found at Trader Joe’s.
G. Chevalier Sauternes
Chateau Guiraud has been producing some amazing wines for over 80 years and three generations with various family members succeeding each other as owners of the estate. The Guiraud legend was established in 1855 when Château Guiraud became a Premier provider of Grand Cru de Sauternes. In early 2006, industrialist Robert Peugeot and three other winemakers of note decided to buy Guiraud combining their shared passion for wine. Their wines are now widely distributed throughout the world.
This is some of what the winemakers have to say about G. Chevalier Sauternes:
“This vintage is simply extraordinary. With a beautiful yield, we have produced a powerful wine, very aromatic, that present a perfect alcohol-sugar-acid balance and an impressive purity of botrytis. The 35% sauvignon Guiraud speaks again and makes this wine a brilliant freshness and aerial sugars. In the mouth, we find both the pink grapefruit, lemon confit, notes of apricot, an opulence supported by a very roasted botrytis. An impeccable picking allows a wide definition of growth and an obvious representation of the terroir of Guiraud; a tight, straight and pure wine.”
You can find this indulgence on wine.com, totalwine.com, amazon.com, Trader Joe’s and any good wine purveyor.
G. Chevalier Sauternes is not overly sweet but instead is a very light floral wine that can be a nice finish to a meal in place of a dessert. I have served this with a cheese plate of mild cows-milk cheeses, clover honey and toasted almonds.
When you purchase this G. Chevalier Sauternes, I would love to hear your thoughts. Enjoy.
Time for a glass…