Château Grand Village, Blanc
Château Grand Village

Château Grand Village, Blanc, 2018


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2018
75cl
DP
£25.20

2018
6x75cl
DP
£151.22


Château Grand Village, Blanc, 2018

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
13 %

Notes

A very fine, intense white Bordeaux from the Guinaudeau family of Chateau Lafleur fame in Pomerol. A blend of 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon – the Sauvignon Blanc component originating from a clone in Sancerre that produces a less varietal and more nuanced wine. Restrained and quite savoury on the nose at first, bursting into life on the palate with an electric mix of white currant and citrus fruit, fused with more mineral tones of dry stones and salt characteristics. The Semillon adds some structure and body to the wine, as well as adding to the flavour profile with a ripe nectarine touch as well as complex herbal element. Mouth-watering and complex.

Critics score


Score:
92

100

Source:
Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux

Date:
10/2021

Notes
Stone fruits, tense and nervy edges, with a saline lick through the finish, somehow seems to come from a fresher vintage than 2018. I could easily have put the big sibling Les Champs Libre in this spot, as it is one of my favourite dry whites from Bordeaux, but it is worth checking out the less expensive Grand Village. The same family attention to detail (as you would expect from the Guinaudeau family of Château Lafleur), and pretty much the perfect moment to drink. From vines on clay-limestone soils just to the northwest of Fronsac, grown at the home of Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau, with a significant part of the Sauvignon Blanc vines coming from Sancerre-sourced, massal-selected plants. 20% new oak.

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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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