Château Grand Village, Blanc
Château Grand Village

Château Grand Village, Blanc, 2016


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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


Château Grand Village, Blanc, 2016

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
13 %

Notes

The tireless pursuit of excellence that characterises the Guinaudeau output in 2016 is writ large in the two stunning dry whites they’ve produced. In 2016 Grand Village Blanc is a blend of equal parts Sancerre clone Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux clone Sauvignon Blanc, and Semillon, harvested from a two hectare plot with a little more clay in the soil than that used for red production, vinified entirely in stainless steel and bottled in the first spring after harvest. There’s an intensity and drive to this that belies the vintage (and its peers) as limes and gooseberry give way to salt and stones, the flavours intense, crystalline and focussed, yet not severe and lifted by a lively animating acidity. A vivid, uplifting Grand Village Blanc. Top stuff. Harvest was carried out between the 9th to 13th September for the Sauvignons and between 10th and 12th September for the Semillons.

Critics score


Score:
89

100

Source:
Neal Martin, Vinous

Date:
01/2019

Notes
The 2016 Grand Village Blanc has a very well defined, almost Burgundian bouquet of subtle tropical fruit, honeysuckle and a touch of vanilla from the oak (50% new). The palate is well balanced and saline in the mouth, displaying a fine line of acidity and just the right amount of bitterness on the finish. Very promising.

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country:
France

region:
Bordeaux

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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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