2017 Sauvignon Blanc
VGS Chateau Potelle has been making Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc for a “few” years now and the 2017 certainly does not disappoint. Inspired stylistically by the white wines of Bordeaux (Graves/Pessac-Léognan) this blend of 97% Sauvignon Blanc and 3 % Semillon has great fruit, a rich and luscious body, and bright-refreshing acidity.
The wine leads off with a compelling bouquet of apricot and kiwi, tropical passionfruit and pineapple guava, honeyed lemons and crushed stones with a hint of aromatic lime blossoms and magnolia flowers.
In the mouth, a medium to full-bodied weight envelops your palate. The wine is super intense with plenty of stone fruit and citrusy layers not to mention plenty of crisp zing and persistence. Flavors of papaya, guava, lime peel and Meyer lemons will keep you reaching for another glass. The subtle oak influence adds a rich, toasty complexity to the finish. A real pleasure!
GRAPES: 97% SAUVIGNON BLANC, 3% SEMILLON
APPELLATION: NAPA VALLEY
AGING: 53% CONCRETE EGG, 37% NEUTRAL FRENCH OAK BARRELS, 10% NEW FRENCH OAK BARRELS
FERMENTATION: OAK BARREL & CONCRETE EGGS
HARVEST DATE: SEPTEMBER 5TH & 14TH, 2017
CASES PRODUCED: 314 CASES