Under the Guinaudeau Family Vignerons umbrella is the G’Acte series from Château Grand Village. The massale selection nursery - planted by Baptiste and Julie in 2009 with Cabernet Franc and Merlot cuttings from Château Lafleur - is maturing impressively. The family records its development each year - the viticultural equivalent of pencil height marks on a door frame - by producing modern, poised wines called G’Acte 1, G’Acte 2 and so. As time goes on, these statements should record Fronsac’s return to prominence in Bordeaux. Almost certainly, Château Grand Village wine deserves a higher status than Bordeaux Supérieur.
61% Merlot/39% Cabernet Franc The spiciness of Cabernet Franc combines with the generous, plump aromas of Merlot. We remain in fresh red fruit territory with sufficient tension and precise detail and- perhaps the vintage hallmark- those terrific, juicy tannins again, along with an extra dash of cream. As you work the wine on the palate, it really starts to move...more
Bottle 75cl £30.68