Guinaudeau Vignerons | Bordeaux, France
Guinaudeau Vignerons is a relatively new project, launched in 2009 under the label G Guinaudeau, by the owners of Chateau Lafleur in Pomerol, Sylvie and Jacques Guinaudeau. The Bordeaux vineyards used for the G Guinaudeau wines are located in the Fronsac appellation, but the wines are classified as Bordeaux Superieur.
Planted to Merlot (60%) and Cabernet Franc (40%) the vineyards soil and terroir offer a similar aspect to those found in St. Emilion according to Jacques Guinaudeau. Vinification takes place in traditional cement vats and the wine is aged in an average of 33% new French oak barrels for 15 months with total production reaching approximately 1,000 cases of wine per year.
The wine gets an updated name each vintage - the inaugural 2009 vintage G Guinaudeau was known as Acte 1 followed by Acte 2 for the 2010 vintage, Acte 3 for the 2011 vintage and so on.