Chateau Potelle Wines
Estate Potelle, named for Fourmeaux’ 900-year-old family château, has been creating 20,000-22,000 cases for every time of Cabernet, Zinfandel, and different varietals. Around 32 sections of land of the bequest are planted to grapes, Fourmeaux stated, and there is a tasting room at the winery.
Jackson Family Wines possesses the neighboring Veeder Peak vineyard. In an announcement, Jess Jackson said that the securing “Will supplement our other remarkable home vineyards. We accept uncommon mountain vineyards, for example, this is equipped for delivering extraordinary wines.”
Jean-Noel and Marketta went to the Napa Valley in 1980 after the renowned Paris tasting of 1976 – the French government needed them to investigate Napa Wineries and report back on their discoveries. They ruled against coming back to France since they experienced passionate feelings for Napa Valley and rather opened their very own winery – which was situated on the precarious slants of Mt Veeder for a long time until the point that it was sold in 2007 to Kendall Jackson.
Needing to take some time off and re-stimulate after the offer of the winery and medical problems, one would have not reconsidered if Jean-Noel would have needed to invest some energy in a tropical island unwinding on the shoreline with a jug of rum close by (maybe an island like Young Island in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in the southern Caribbean). Or maybe, he selected the tactile energy of India, where he spent various months on a profound trek fundamentally strolling and furthermore bicycling more than 2000 miles from the south toward the northern piece of the nation.
Jean-Noel rebranded Chateau Potelle, found new vineyard sources (essentially from the slopes) and chose to scale their creation down. He went from 20,000 cases to around 8,000 cases today.
Today Jean-Noel is their “wine beautician” – though one in everything about while winemakers are responsible for the everyday exercises. Jean-Noel adopts a moderate strategy to their wines – exploitation characteristic yeasts for maturation, that have practical experience in mountain vineyards that create decent normal causticity and feature wherever the wines begin from – feature the natural product rather than oak. the principal focus of nation house Potelle is to shape wines that are age-commendable, still, grow further complexities and subtleties throughout the years and to a great degree essentially – are sustenance well disposed.
House Potelle focuses their generation on two principle arrangement of wines, their essential VGS name and the VGS Explorer arrangement which centers around extraordinary mixes and varietals that are not also known as saying Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay.
The subsequent wine is an amicable mix between the more strong Mt. Veeder organic product with the more limited Bordeaux natural product. The 2013 vintage is dim ruby in shading and shows the darker natural product on the bunch alongside stogie smoke, dull chocolate, a mushroom subtlety and faintly out of sight, an exquisite herbaceous note. The nose is hearty. The sense of taste is all around adjusted indicating progressively red organic product then dim natural product – extraordinary causticity and dusty hearty tannins wait alongside a slight pungency. Extremely invigorating on the sense of taste.
The VGS Explorer 2007 “The Illegitimate” is an intriguing blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel and Syrah (the blend changes each year). Who knew blending certain varietals could result in jail time – well not in the USA, but instead in France where wine controls in such a way are truly strict. The Zinfandel most likely makes its embodiment is known in the package – rich and prepared and the regular item directions with insights of cedar. The area is sensitive and the mouthfeel excessive and balanced with notes of the red natural item including red cherry and cranberry. The tannins bring some heap through a long wrap up.
Tastings are additionally offered by earlier arrangement for genuine wine fans and club individuals amid great climate months (normally April-September) at 1800 feet in the Mt. Veeder handle. The site is by a little redwood woods connecting the essential vineyard where they source a great part of the natural product from for their red wines. Obviously, the perspectives here on a sunny morning are far-reaching.
Chardonnay VGS 2016
Try not to give the light yellow shade of this wine a chance to trick you. The bundle moves from ruby red grapefruit to pineapple guava with a variety of optional fragrances, for example, Asian pear, chamomile bloom, and kaffir lime leaf finish this layered bunch. The mouthfeel is similarly as unpredictable yet is crisp, controlled and rich. We are completely excited about this vintage!
Petite Sirah VGS 2016
An inconceivable vintage for this Calistoga Petite Sirah. Thick and totally dark, this is certifiably not a timid wine. Kinds of summer blueberry pie and thorn berries detonate on the sense of taste. A rich however delicate surface and long complete make this wine an ideal complement to anything off the flame broil. To a great degree restricted generation Petite Sirah, just 140 cases.
Question and Answer
- Are they offering different varieties of wine? Yes, Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel are the varieties of wine that everyone must try.
- Is there a wine club member available to offer? Yes, they have club members cost $25/person.
Potelle nearness bursting at the seams with his new pursuit and furthermore the unmistakable VGS (Very Good Stuff) logo that has turned into a critical piece of Château Potelle’s particular appearance. He likewise expects to restrain the new office’s creation to around 7,000 cases all together ‘to have the capacity to deliver the exceptionally best wines conceivable.’ Jean-Noel Fourmeaux is a demonstrated veteran of the Napa wine scene with enough awards to endure forever.