So, what does VGS stand for?
(I'll let Jean-Noël answer that one for you.)
I can you what his Zinfandel stand for.
It stands for 'singular'.
I taste a lot of wine.
In fact, I taste a lot of really good wine.
When I taste one that grabs my attention,
I grab the glass, smell & sip again.
A wine that is memorable is matters to me.
A wine that makes its mark with singular style
sets it apart from all the rest and leaves an impression,
one not easily forgotten.
The VGS Chateau Potelle 2010 Zinfandel did that for me.
Don't bother trying to find it
in a restaurant or at your favorite local retailer,
it's available via mailing list only or from the tasting room.
Normally, I like to wax poetic with words
to define what I smell and taste. I can't do that this time.
This wine left me speechless.
"I fell in love with Zinfandel all over again with this bottle."
Merci beaucoup, Jean-Noël.
Thank you for helping me fall all over again
for Zinfandel - a red from my past.
A few nights ago, I had the great pleasure
of meeting the owner & winemaker at VGS Chateau Potelle. Jean-Noël Fourmeaux du Sartel is a passionate man
with a metaphorical mind who is an incredible wine translator.
As he spoke, I hung on his every word, as he described & defined his wine in a way that resonated his pure intention.