Guinaudeau Family

Château Grand Village - Acte 6 - Champs Libres
By Victor Rabot | October 2017

We just received our allocation of 2014 wines from the Guinaudeau family's estate, Château Grand Village, which, in our opinion, produces some of the best value wines you can drink at this price point.

Famed for owning the historic Pomerol property, Château Lafleur, the Guinaudeau family also owns Château Grand Village, which is situated between Côtes de Bourg and Fronsac. Owned since the 17th century, this is the property the family calls home, and whose vineyards actually have similar soil as Saint Emilion: clay-limestone.

With the savoir faire and resources from one of the top estates of Pomerol, there is no surprise that the wines crafted from Château Grand Village offer great character, class, and their own identity.

Château Grand Village Blanc
A delicious, dry blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon planted on the hillside. Grand Village is a very aromatic wine with citrus and floral notes; it will be enjoyable for the first 5 years after bottling.

Château Grand Village Rouge
Harmonious and subtle, Grand Village Rouge is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc. Delightful as a young wine, it will reward people who cellar it for a few years.

G Acte 6
G Acte is a project born with the 2009 vintage; the Guinaudeau family wanted to craft a wine made exclusively by the team of Château Lafleur, on their beautiful limestone soil of Fronsac. A blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc (56%/44%); clean fruit on the palate with a pure and long finish, this is an impressive wine.

Les Champs Libres
Only 0.7ha, originally an old parcel of Merlot that was replanted with Sauvignon Blanc from Sancerre. After a careful selection of grapes, and a gentle press to extract the juice, the grapes are then fermented in new oak barrels, followed by an ageing of 8 months in oak. Champs Libres shows a fresh nose with citrus, orange peel, and smoky notes, and a very elegant and fresh palate showing a long mineral finish.