Château Grand Village, Blanc
Château Grand Village

Château Grand Village, Blanc, 2020


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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, 2020

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Tasting Notes


ABV:
13.5 %

Notes

“Our family has been growing vines at Grand Village since the 17th century, and there is no doubt regarding the very early appearance of white varieties in the estate’s vineyard. With the viticulture sector crisis in the 1960s, those white varieties slowly gave up their place to be replaced with red grapes. Convinced by the great potential of some of our soils at Grand Village to yield great white wines, Sylvie and I decided to replant a number of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon parcels in the early 1990s. The first vintages were very encouraging, with white wines full of freshness, to be enjoyed in their youth. A few experiments with barrel aging demonstrated the capacity for making whites of complexity at Grand Village. At the beginning of the new millennium, with the arrival of Baptiste and Julie, we began a process of major improvements. Our efforts were first concentrated towards our white vineyards, putting in place high end vineyard management procedures that we have developed at Lafleur. We started planting new parcels with vine stock originating from the great Sauvignon Blanc of Sancerre – rich, complex and mineral. Important evolutions to our white winemaking technics followed. Great progress is achieved at the cellar with the refinement of our work methods, mastering oxygen intake and barrel aging on the lees. The white of Grand Village evolved in the passage of just a few years into a different wine, showing a complex floral nose and great harmony between tension and texture on the palate. The finish is very long and elegant. The wine’s capacity to age in bottle evolved considerably. The new label of the white of Grand Village reminds us all that this wine is crafted by the team of Société Civile du Château Lafleur, harnessing all of its knowledge and means. Château Grand Village Blanc 2020 : 85% Sauvignon Blanc harvested between the 25th and 28th August and 15% Sémillon harvested on the 25th and 26th August.” Jacques Guinaudeau, May 2021

Critics score


Score:
94

100

Source:
Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent

Date:
03/2023

Notes
A blend of 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Semillon, the 2020 Grand Village Blanc springs from the glass with vivacious notes of lemon curd, lime blossoms, and fresh grapefruit, followed by hints of struck flint and dill seed. The medium-bodied palate shimmers with energy and amazing tension, finishing with persistent chalky and zesty layers.

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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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