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
    Pale gold colour, with steel and flint immediately apparent on the nose. Opens to show white pear, apple, grated ginger, salted cracker, tight and concentrated, real depth through the core. You can drink it now but will improve further. Harvest September 9 to 11. 100% aged in barrels. Look out also for the Grand Village Blanc from the same team.
    Date Reviewed:
    03/2024
    94-96/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    The 2021 Les Champs Libres is 100% Sauvignon Blanc from clay on limestone, harvested on 9 and 11 September. The nose is tight and closed, revealing yeasty notes over a core of lime leaves, green apples, and wet pebbles, with wafts of coriander seed and sea spray. Light to medium-bodied, the palate vibrates with energy from tightly wound citrus and apple layers and a laser-precise backbone of acidity, finishing long and minerally.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2022
    93/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2021 Les Champs Libres, from white clay soils, has a less yeasty nose than I noticed from barrel, gaining more refinement as I suspected. Scents of dried white flowers and candle wax are well defined, developing crushed limestone notes with aeration. The palate is very well-balanced with orange pith, citrus peel, hints of white peach and mango toward the finish. There’s a lovely underlying tropical element here with a hint of lemongrass on the aftertaste. Excellent.
    Date Reviewed:
    02/2024

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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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