Les Champs Libres, Guinaudeau
    Château Grand Village

    Les Champs Libres, Guinaudeau,

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    vintage

    Les Champs Libres, Guinaudeau, 2019

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Les Champs Libres, Guinaudeau, 2019
    ABV:
    14.5%
    96/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    Focus, density and depth, and you feel the scale of this bone-dry white from chalky clay soils. Expect a slim frame and strong grip, hugging on to the end of the palate with its white peach, clean citrus, upward scraping slate texture. A delicious wine that isn't generous, but rewrites the script of white Bordeaux, and shows the ambition of Baptiste Guinaudeau of Château Lafleur. 100% aged in barrels, 100% Sancerre genetics for the Sauvignon Blanc.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023
    96/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2020 Les Champs Libres, 100% Sauvignon Blanc, slowly emerges from the glass with graceful scents of lemon curd, lime leaves, and orange blossoms with suggestions of sea spray, coriander seed, and wet pebbles. The medium-bodied palate has a gorgeous, quiet intensity with a crisp backbone and loads of mineral accents, finishing long and energetic. This is captivating.
    Date Reviewed:
    03/2023
    91/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2020 Les Champs Libres has quite a pithy bouquet, scents of peach skin, beeswax and a hint of white truffle in the background. Fine delineation. The palate is well-defined, with fine depth, slightly nutty with a touch of sour lemon. Quite persistent, hints of nectarine on the aftertaste. Just lovely.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2023

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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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