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Chateau Grand Village Bordeaux Superieur Bordeaux Wine

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Chateau Grand Village Bordeaux Superieur, Bordeaux Wine producer profile, with wine tasting notes, wine ratings, a history of the property, information on wine making and terroir, along with wine tasting reviews. If you want to read about other important, Bordeaux Chateaux: Links to all Bordeaux Wine Producer Profiles

Grand Village is located north of the Fronsac appellation, in the small commune of Mouillac. Trust me, it can be a bit hard to find on your first visit. Grand Village is used as the home base for Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau and their family. The vineyards of Chateau Grand Village have remained in the hands of the same family since the 17th century. Previously, the vineyards for Chateau Grand Village were worked in a classic Bordeaux wine, vine-growing manner. That changed in 2000 when the Guinaudeau family, who have been in charge of Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol since 1985 began producing the wines of Grand Village. They switched to managing the vineyards of Chateau Grand Village in the same manner as they do at Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol. The wine making techniques began to mirror what they were doing in Pomerol as well.

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The 17.8 hectare Right Bank vineyard of Grand Village is planted to 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc. The vineyard is planted to a vine density of 5,500 vines per hectare. The terroir is similar to what you can find in St. Emilion with its mix of clay. going down a foot or so, to a bedrock that is mostly made up of asteria limestone soils. Asteria is one of the hardest types of limestone and is often used as a building material, due to its strength and density.

Chateau Grand Village uses many of the same vineyard farming techniques employed at their more famous estate, Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol. They practice pruning and de-budding adapted to each vine plant, crop thinning in summer and de-leafing. The grapes are picked by hand. This is followed by very careful sorting and selection. Chateau Grand Village is vinified in traditional cement vats and is aged in an average of 33% new, French oak barrels for 15 months. On average, the production is close to 5,500 cases of wine per year.

Grand Village also produces a white wine from a blend of 50% Sauvignon Blanc and 50% Semillon, from a small, 2.02 hectare parcel of vines. The fresh styled white Bordeaux wine is best enjoyed young. Grand Village Blanc is not meant to age more than a few years.

The Guinaudau’s refer to Grand Village, which is classified as a Bordeaux Superieur, as Lafleur’s second vineyard.

Wine Tasting Notes

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  1. 2013 Château Grand Village

    1. Herbs and kirsch scents, fresh, light red berries on the palate create a soft, forward wine that will drink well on release. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  2. 2013 Château Grand Village Blanc

    1. 54% Semillon and 46% Sauvignon Blanc created a wine grapefruit, honeydew melon and orange character with fresh grapefruit and citrus finish. 89 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  3. 2012 Château Grand Village Blanc

    1. 64% Sauvignon Blanc and 36% Semillon produced a white wine packed with honeydew, lemon, lime and orange. This is an easy-to-drink, accessible Bordeaux Blanc. 86-88 Pts.

      87 points - Tasted
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  4. 2012 Château Grand Village Blanc 'A Louima'

    1. A new wine from the Guinaudeau family. Produced from 100% Sauvignon Blanc, the wine was harvested from 3-year-old vines from Sancerre clones. Lemon, honeysuckle, vanilla, orange and melon scents open to a sweet, fleshy, fresh, fun white wine. 88-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  5. 2012 Château Grand Village

    1. Blending 93% Merlot, harvested From September 24 through October 9, with 7% Cabernet Franc, picked October 12, the wine offers licorice, dark cherry and earthy scents. On the palate, this medium-bodied wine is filled with ripe cherries. 87-89 Pts

      88 points - Tasted
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  6. 2011 Château Grand Village

    1. Blending 83% Merlot with 17% Cabernet Franc produced a medium-bodied wine with fresh, sweet cherry, round textures and early drinking charm. 89-90 Pts

      89 points - Tasted
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  7. 2010 Château Grand Village

    1. Jammy berries, forest floor, fresh black cherries and plum scents introduce you to a likeable, charming wine that will offer a lot of pleasure young. The wine was produced from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. 90-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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    2. Grand Village 75% Merlot 25% Cabernet Franc create an earth, candied plum and sweet cherry scented wine with a medium body that ends with a fresh, black cherry finish. This should drink well on release. 89-91

      90 points - Tasted
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  8. 2009 Château Grand Village

    1. Chocolate, mocha, plums and earth open a soft textured, medium bodied wine that ends with a round, licorice, plum and black cherry filled finish. The wine was produced from a blend of 75% Merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc.

      89 points - Tasted
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    2. 2009 Grand Village is a blend of 75% merlot and 25% Cabernet Franc. Fresh blackberry and licorice aromatics lead into a medium/full bodied winewith soft textures and a suave, easy to drink black cherry and licorice flavored finish. The wine is aged in oak barrels that were used previously by Chateau Lafleur. 89-91 Pts

      90 points - Tasted
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  9. 2008 Château Grand Village

    1. Black cherry, leafy, coffee bean and kirsch scents blend well with this medium bodied, soft textured wine. The finish offers cocoa dusted black cherries and black raspberry.

      89 points - Tasted
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  10. 2007 Château Grand Village

    1. With a light cherry, earth and leafy aroma, this soft, medium bodied wine ends with a kirsch finish. This is drinking well today.

      87 points - Tasted
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  11. 2006 Château Grand Village

    1. Light in color with light cherry and truffle aromas. This medium bodied wine ends with short, kirsch filled finish. This is fully mature. Drink up

      86 points - Tasted
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