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CHATEAU LAFLEUR GRAND VILLAGE WHITE

CHATEAU LAFLEUR GRAND VILLAGE WHITE

CA$42.40
Our family has been growing vines at Grand Village since the 17th century, and there is no
doubt regarding the very early appearance of white varieties in the estate’s vineyard. With
the viticulture sector crisis in the 1960s, those white varieties slowly gave up their place to
be replaced with red grapes.
Convinced by the great potential of some of our soils at Grand Village to yield great white
wines, Sylvie and I decided to replant a number of Sauvignon Blanc and Sémillon parcels in
the early 1990s. The first vintages were very encouraging, with white wines full of freshness,
to be enjoyed in their youth. A few experiments with barrel aging demonstrated the capacity
for making whites of complexity at Grand Village.
At the beginning of the new millennium, with the arrival of Baptiste and Julie, we began a
process of major improvements. Our efforts were first concentrated towards our white
vineyards, putting in place high end vineyard management procedures that we have
developed at Lafleur. We started planting new parcels with vine stock originating from the
great Sauvignon Blanc of Sancerre – rich, complex and mineral.
Important evolutions to our white winemaking technics followed. Great progress is achieved
at the cellar with the refinement of our work methods, mastering oxygen intake and barrel
aging on the lees.
The white of Grand Village evolved in the passage of just a few years into a different wine,
showing a complex floral nose and great harmony between tension and texture on the
palate. The finish is very long and elegant. The wine’s capacity to age in bottle evolved
considerably.
The new label of the white of Grand Village reminds us all that this wine is crafted by the
team of Société Civile du Château Lafleur, harnessing all of its knowledge and means.

Le Blanc du Grand Village 2019 :
74% Sauvignon Blanc harvested September 6th to 11th
26% Sémillon harvested September 6th and 11th

Technical sheet :
Soil and sub-soil: 2.3 hectares of clay-limestone soil / Vineyard under sustainable viticulture / Manual harvest with
double sorting at the vineyard / Low pressure pressing under inert atmosphere / Vinification in 50% stainless steel
tanks, 20% new barrels, 30% one year old barrels / 8 months barrel aging, including 5 months of gentle lees-stirring /
bottled at the beginning of summer the year after harvest / Vintage depended blending: 70% to 80% Sauvignon Blanc,
20% to 30% Sémillon / Grand Cru type bottles, green color, green aluminum capsule / Packaged in carton boxes of 6
or 12 bottles, 3 or 6 magnums / Production 8,000 to 12,000 bottles per year / AOC Bordeaux

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