Château Grand Village
- Château Grand-Village is owned by Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau, who also produced the legendary wines of Château Lafleur.
- With a lineage in the family that encompasses generations, the vineyard is located in Mouillac and the wines are bottled as Bordeaux Supérieur.
- The 20 hectares of clay, limestone, and gravel soil are farmed biodynamically and planted entirely to massale selection from Lafleur.
- The same care and attention to detail are lavished on these wines, which provide an accessible look into one of the greatest estates in Bordeaux.
- Never flashy or showy, the wines of Grand-Village are rightly renowned as artisanal gems that are distinctive, unique, and true vins de terroir.
Owned by Jacques and Sylvie Guinaudeau of renowned Château Lafleur, Château Grand Village benefits handsomely from its association with the iconic estate. With a history that stretches back centuries, it was founded in 1650 by Jacques Verdery, a direct ancestor of the Guinaudeau family. Grand Village is situated just north of Fronsac in Mouillac and bottled under the Bordeaux Supérieur appellation. Planted entirely to massale selection from Lafleur, the vineyard is farmed biodynamically. It receives the same care and attention to detail that produces its stablemate, one of the greatest wines in Bordeaux.
Jacques and Sylvie, joined by their son and daughter-in-law Baptiste and Julie, have taken this estate in a bold new direction, crafting this wine with the same means and spirit applied to Lafleur. Grapes are grown on 20 hectares of clay, limestone, and gravel soil similar to that found in St-Emilion. Reds are planted to about 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc, while three hectares of white grapes are planted to 75% Sauvignon Blanc and 25% Semillon. After careful hand harvest and grape selection, wines are fermented in concrete and stainless steel and then moved to oak for aging – of which about 30% is new for the red wine.
The Guinaudeau family refers to Grand Village as Lafleur’s second vineyard, its “village” wine. In this remarkable Bordeaux Supérieur, you can find the same pedigree as the Grand Cru.
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