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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Château Grand Village

Region:

Bordeaux

Appellation:

Bordeaux Supérieur

Grape Variety:

Merlot Cabernet

Château Grand Village, Bordeaux Supérieur, 2020

6x75cl £73.00

5 cases Equiv. £12.17 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

“It was my remote ancestor, Jacques Verdery, who founded Château Grand Village in 1650. This vineyard is in fact the birthplace of our family of vignerons. The estate is situated in Mouillac, a part of the canton of Fronsac, and covers 50 hectares of land. This surface is divided between 20 hectares of vineyard positioned on the plateau and gentle slopes of Grand Village, and 30 hectares of woods and meadows. Together with my wife Sylvie, we took charge of the vineyard of Grand Village in 1980. We still cherish sweet memories from that period like the 1982 vintage and most notably the grandiose 1990, a memorable testimony of the great potential that exist in our clay-limestone terroir at Grand Village. For the last twenty years we have been writing a new chapter in the story of Grand Village. Our son Baptiste and his wife Julie joined us in the beginning of the new millennium, and together we embarked on a new adventure, taking a bold decision to work the vineyard and vinify the wines of Grand Village with the same approach and philosophy that we have at Lafleur. Château Grand Village quickly became a singular wine, a down to earth Bordeaux crafted with the means and in the spirit of a grand cru. Since then, considerable progress has been realized in both vineyard and cellar. Château Grand Village today is a complete and honest wine, without artifice. Harmonious and with great balance, we can enjoy the wine in its youth. Yet, with a few years in bottle, we start appreciating more and more its refined and mineral tannic spine, that which makes the wine really the “Grand Village of Lafleur”. The new label of Grand Village was created to echo exactly that the profound evolution of the wine to what it is today. Château Grand Village 2020 : 21% Bouchet (Cabernet Franc) harvested on the 21st September and 79% Merlot harvested on the 14th to 19th September.” Jacques Guinaudeau, May 2021

“Sinewy, saline, finely-boned and full of peony florals and supple raspberry fruits. You are not getting the typical Bordeaux wine, it has a serious feel and is even a little bit aloof at this point. Dark fruits, tobacco leaf and flowers - you see the sculpting hand of the winemakers, teasing out the clay-limestone freshness from the soils. An unmissable value wine in the vintage. No frost here in 2021. All the Bouchet (Cabernet Franc) at Grand Village is from massal selection at this point. Drinking Window 2023 – 2034. 92/100”Jane Anson, Decanter.com

“Floral, herbal, fragrant Merlot nose; rich, fresh, very lightly tannic; sweetly ripe, subtly mineral, straightforward wine, with a lovely freshness and good light length; a delicious, gentle, fleshy prospect in just a few years. Very nice indeed. Not, of course, Lafleur, but a tasty glimpse of the Lafleur team’s winemaking for well under £20 all told! 2023–30+. 89–90/100”Michael Schuster

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