Château Grand Village, Blanc
Château Grand Village

Château Grand Village, Blanc


Destination

vintage

portfolio
Portfolio
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2015
1.5L
DP
£46.40

2015
3x1.5L
DP
£139.22

2016
75cl
DP
£18.71

2016
75cl
DP
£19.20

2016
75cl
DP
£19.20

2016
6x75cl
DP
£115.22

2016
12x75cl
DP
£224.46

2018
75cl
DP
£25.20

2018
6x75cl
DP
£151.22

2019
75cl
DP
£26.21

2019
75cl
DP
£26.21

2019
75cl
DP
£26.21

2020
75cl
DP
£25.20

2020
75cl
DP
£25.20

2020
75cl
DP
£25.20

2020
75cl
DP
£25.20

2020
6x75cl
DP
£151.22

2020
6x75cl
DP
£151.22

2020
6x75cl
DP
£151.22

2020
6x75cl
DP
£151.22


Château Grand Village, Blanc

2015
2016
2018
2019
2020

Tasting Notes


ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

A blend of 34% Sauvignon and 66% Semillon harvested between the 5th and 9th September. There is more Semillon in the blend than usual because, in Baptiste Guinaudeau’s words, “these are the best Semillons we have produced, there was a short window to harvest them but it worked out extremely well for us.” The price to pay is quantity, with yields of up to 25% down on an average crop. The Semillon is evident here for the texture and complexity it adds to the blend. A fleshy, plump character is offset by great freshness. Notes of citrus, crushed nettle, salt and a faint touch of gooseberry. The most complex Grand Village we have tasted. A fine white Bordeaux that punches well above its weight.

Critics score


Score:
92

100

Source:
Antonio Galloni, Vinous

Date:
02/2018

Notes
The 2015 Grand Village Blanc is terrific. Citrus peel, white flowers, sage and tomato leaf notes abound. The 2015 is the first vintage in which the blend favors Sémillon over Sauvignon, but it is the Sauvignon character – especially in the aromatics that dominate – while the Sémillon is mostly felt in the wine's textural feel and body. All the elements are in the right place. This is a terrific showing.

specifications

country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

Appellation:


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Allergen Information:
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Château Grand Village

Château Grand Village

Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau’s home estate is situated in the commune of Mouillac in the canton of Fronsac. Over a third of Grand Village is planted with vines in the best and most suitable plots for viticulture. The rest of the estate is woodland or is used to rear cattle or produce cereal crops. It is an enchanting estate and one that despite its lowly appellation is capable of producing excellent wines. The estate also houses the family’s massale selection nurseries. The healthy virgin soils in a rich bio-diversity provide the favourable conditions to nurture old Bouchet cuttings from Chateau Lafleur.

The same 15 strong team who tend the vines at Chateau Lafleur is responsible for the viticulture and wine-making here. With all the resources and savoir-faire of one of Pomerol’s elite estates at their disposal, it is no surprise that the wines produced at Grand Village are spectacular. From the 2013 vintage, a new cuvee produced exclusively from Sancerre Sauvignon Blanc clones has been bottled. ‘Les Champs Libres’ is a miniscule production that demonstrates the outstanding quality of the terroir and the talent and ambition of the Grand Village team. It is fermented and aged entirely in new Taransaud barrels and marries the intensity and laser like focus of great Sauvignon Blanc to the gunflint and silken texture of something altogether more Burgundian.

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