The best way to learn about wine is the drinking.

WARNING: The general public reports that unless you have an insatiable curiosity and quest for the road less traveled, you must stay away from VGS Explorer.  Those who have ignored this warning have experienced new flavors, nuance, layers and multiple dimensions – many have never returned to a world of mediocrity and boredom.  Drink at your own risk.

6 billion people on earth… 6 billion individualities…

Around 10,000 grapes varietals and people drink mostly
Cabernet, Chardonnay, Merlot.

Here is your chance...

Because wine is my life but also my passion. Because I love diversity. Because it is not only about the wine tasting good but
ME feeling good, I drink plenty of different wines warm and friendly and I want to share these beauties with you. Strap on your boots and embark on an exploration of your senses.

VGS explorer… because there is a whole world waiting for you!

Enjoy!
Jean-Noel
Jean-Noël Fourmeaux du Sartel
Wine Stylist

*These wines are subject to change on a regular basis including on our wine clubs with the exception of Sauvignon Blanc and The Illegitimate

17Riviera Rose

This wine sings the siren song of the French Mediterranean- clean, fresh and flavorful with a penetrating bouquet and certain softness. It has a vaporous perfume made of light strawberry and red cherry, white pepper and rose petals that assail the nostrils and a supple texture that soothes the palate. Very floral with a stony and mineral acidity that keeps the wine alive all along.

The color is perfect. Just what I wanted and by the time the wine warms up the flavors become broader and more multi dimension giving it a great mouthfeel. Riviera is made with 100% Cinsault.

SPECIFICATIONS
Grapes
100% Cinsault
Aging
aged in 1 year old French oak barrels
Appellation
Sonoma County
Elevation
400
Bottle  $40.00
Fermentation
fermented in stainless steel barrels
Harvest Date
September 16, 2017
Cases Produced
160
17Sauvignon Blanc

Fresh and inviting, this Sauvignon Blanc displays aromas of kafir lime, wild fennel, lemongrass and serrano pepper.  The wines liveliness is really showcased on the palate as well.  Flavors of tropical fruits such as guava and pineapple come into play right away, while a subtle oak influence provides some body and a slight nuttiness to the wine.  With so many nuances, you are sure to discover more aromas and flavors over the next 1-2 years.  

SPECIFICATIONS
Grapes
97% Sauvignon Blanc 4llon Semi
Aging
7 months neutral French oak barrel agin
Appellation
Napa Valley
Elevation
200-400
Bottle  $40.00
Fermentation
Whole cluster pressed; stainless steel fermentation with native yeast
Harvest Date
September 2017
Cases Produced
400
KEY CHARACTERISTICS
Tropical fruits
honeysuckle
PAIRINGS
Scallops
crab
roasted chicken
What you are saying about this wine
I honestly don’t think the VGS Explorer Sauvignon Blanc could get any better. Absolutely delicious!
Gary L, CA