Les Champs Libres, Guinaudeau
    Château Grand Village

    Les Champs Libres, Guinaudeau,

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    Les Champs Libres, Guinaudeau, 2019

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Les Champs Libres, Guinaudeau, 2019
    ABV:
    14.5%
    95/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Peach, nectarine, citrus, slate and oyster shell aromatics make you salivate even before you taste the wine. This is followed by grip and poise on the palate, with pummice stone scraping from the first moment, with a curl of gunsmoke reduction. It evolves in the glass, showing tension and balance, along with creamy citrus fruits. Just love this wine, increasingly setting the pace for white Bordeaux and truly worth seeking out. 100% Sancerre genetics for the Sauvignon Blanc, vinified entirely in new oak, in a mix of Burgundy barrels and larger-sized oak casks. Harvest September 6 to 9. From the same family as Château Lafleur in Pomerol.
    Date Reviewed:
    01/2022
    92/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2019 Les Champs Libres, 95% Sauvignon Blanc and 5% Semillon, requires a lot of swirling to bring out notes of fresh lemon peel, elderflower, and white peaches, plus suggestions of white pepper and allspice. The medium-bodied palate reveals a crisp backbone and tight-knit, chalky flavors, finishing zesty. It needs time!
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023
    93/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2019 Les Champs Libres conveys composure on the nose, touches of pear, Granny Smith and menthol, fine cohesion, quite flattering at this early stage. The palate is well-balanced with a touch of reduction on the entry, fine acidity, a lot of extract here with white peach and apricot towards its toasty, sesame-tinged finish. Wonderful. Tasted blind at the Southwold annual tasting.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023

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    France
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    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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