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Chateau Potelle

California, the most populous state of the United States, located on the Pacific coast of North America is bordered by Oregon, Nevada, Arizona and Mexico. California is also the home of and wine producing regions such as Santa Barbara and Northern California's Wine Country.
Chateau Potelle Winery is one of the California’s leading wineries that has grown through excellence and quality of wines offered. Marketta Fourmeaux, a veteran winemaker leads Chateau Potelle winemaking process. By being hands on in every aspect of the wine from growing to bottling, Marketta has built her winemaking reputation on consistency, style and elegance. The combination of her skills and the Estate hillside vineyards have created extremely distinctive and dramatic wines that have brought Chateau Potelle to the top of the wine world.
Chateau Potelle offers Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. All vineyard and winery operations of Chateau Potelle are consistent with sustainable theme. The vineyards are farmed using sustainable practices leaving a gentle imprint on the land and have received a national certification, an endorsement that Chateau Potelle is in accordance with the preservation of natural resources. The shallow, clay loam soils in the vineyards are perfectly suited to Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. On the other hand, their winemaking team is a fusion of seasoned veterans and innovative students of enology and viticulture.
Chardonnay is approachable and round, displaying a beautiful varietal character with elegance and finesse. Fresh with good level of acidity, it shows a great balance. It also has a very interesting depth of fruit from fresh citrus to ripe, full pineapple, banana, and mango. Cabernet Sauvignon, on the other hand, is totally and wonderfully enjoyable with rich and elegantly balanced red berry and some floral notes with the complexities that the oak aging brings.
Zinfandel is tremendously complex with extremely aromatic on the nose with nice ripe berry flavors. In the mouth it is round and full with a lingering finish that melts seamlessly into fine layers of cedar smoke and berries supported by a soft tannin structure. The Sauvignon Blanc, on the other hand, exemplifies all the qualities that have earned Chateau Potelle its reputation for greatness.

Winemaking at Chateau Potelle is a dynamic process where diversity is created by tailoring vinification and cellar practices to the individual vineyard lots. Nevertheless, there is a crucial process that defines their idealistic approach and establishes a reference for maneuvers exclusively suited to each fermentation lot.

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