Ch. Potelle Mount Veeder VGS Chardonnay 2005

Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California

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  • white wine
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Winemaker's Notes

The 2005 VGS Chardonnay is very consistent with previous vintages with one slight difference: it has a stronger acidity backbone, which is going to ensure very long aging for this wine. Entirely fermented with its own natural yeasts, the wine is unfined and unfiltered. That painstaking winemaking method protects the terroir and its delicate nuances making Chateau Potelle Chardonnay VGS quite unique.

Brilliant yellow-straw color, the attack in the mouth is fresh and crisp, very lively, with loads of apple and citrus turning very fast to the richer, deeper fruit nuances of melon and peach. The nose is extremely complex due to the length of the fermentation that allows all the elements to blend harmoniously to create the unique style of Chardonnay VGS.

The beauty of this wine stays the length in the mouth - it is extraordinarily long. The flavors fill the palate with layers of fruits and winemaking flavors. This wine is round, ample and very rich (but well balanced by the acidity) with a soft creamy texture.

Learn About Ch. Potelle

The Chateau Potelle estate of 202 acres is located high on top of Mount Veeder overlooking Napa. Its 35-year-old vines are stressed by 1200 to 2000 foot elevations, poor soils, steep slopes and dry farming, producing low yields and small berries. Natural yeast fermented and unfiltered, these wines are handcrafted by Marketta Formeaux's natural winemaking techniques to create wines that are intense yet balanced.

Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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