Les Champs Libres, Guinaudeau
    Château Grand Village

    Les Champs Libres, Guinaudeau,

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    Les Champs Libres, Guinaudeau, 2018

    Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
    Les Champs Libres, Guinaudeau, 2018
    ABV:
    14.5%
    95/100
    Jane Anson, Inside Bordeaux
    As ever one of my favourite Bordeaux whites, this is truly impressive, conveying the flesh, spice and structure that give you a clue to the vintage conditions, but coupled with white pear, cooling mint leaf, lemongrass and citrus. Clay over limestone soils help solve the challenges of the year, and perhaps the Sancerre clones add distinctiveness also but what is clear is that as ever the Lafleur team shows that you don't have to accept what the vintage gives you, that you can work through the pitfalls and find the brilliance within. Olivier Trégoat part of the planting team, but other than that no outside consultant.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2023 - 2030
    92-94/100
    Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Independent
    Les Champs Libres 2022 is 100% Sauvignon Blanc. It features fragrant notes of gooseberries, lime leaves, and lemongrass, plus touches of sea spray, jasmine, and wild thyme. The light to medium-bodied palate is so light on its feet, with a refreshing backbone and zesty layers, finishing long and minerally.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2024 - 2040
    92-94/100
    Neal Martin, Vinous
    The 2022 Les Champs Libres was picked on 24 August. Very delicate and refined on the nose, this opens beautifully, with white peach and orange blossom, and, again, hints of wild peach coming through with time. The palate is well-defined with a touch of stem ginger, almost Burgundian toward the finish. The peach theme continues, with hints of ginger and a touch of almond. This is going to be completely irresistible - don't say I didn't warn you.
    Date Reviewed:
    05/2023
    Drinking Window:
    2028 - 2042

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    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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