The nose is a cocktail of raspberry, blackberry, fig and spices: Fresh sage is ever present also black pepper and nutmeg, which is enhanced by the wines great acidity.
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Chateau Potelle was born when we moved from France in 1980, to be part of the California winemaking adventure. We wanted to be creative in making wine rather than being constrained by the years of traditions that existed in France. At the beginning, we found California wines to be too ripe and rich, very bold, and way too oaky. Soon we realized that a culinary revolution was taking place! The food that was being created by the young American chefs was more delicate and refined – the ingredients were respected and celebrated. The marriage of quality and simplicity eliminated the need for the “gravy” cover up. In food and in wine, less is more. Alas, we were on the same page!
The nose is a cocktail of raspberry, blackberry, fig and spices: Fresh sage is ever present also black pepper and nutmeg, which is enhanced by the wines great acidity. It is intense, full and rich yet, extremely delicate with multiple layers. In the mouth the wine fills the space with a nice weight and body with well-integrated, silky, smooth tannins. It is ripe, dense and complex. Even though the structure of the wine is pretty big, it stays very aromatic and exuberant. The good integration of the wines flavors makes it full and round with a long finish. You will like it!