Jolie Laide, Gamay Noir El Dorado 2019Regular price $33.00 Save $-33.00
Variety: Gamay Noir
Scott Schultz, the brainchild behind Jolie Lade wines, had made the journey all over the wine world before starting Jolie Lade. With stints as wine director for Thomas Keller’s Bouchon, and former assistant winemaker for Pax Wines, this formulated the plan for his future winemaking endeavors. Jolie Lade is a loose term for Pretty-Ugly, a French term that lends itself well to the unconventionally beautiful styles of Scott Schultz. He takes classic French varieties, many of them uncommon in the states, and raises them to be beautiful wines. Scott is a one-man operation (of both hands and feet) and does it well.
This Gamay is from the mountainous area of the Sierra Foothills from the Barsotti Vineyard. The grapes are picked twice, one early and one later harvest. The wine takes on the traditions of Beaujolais; carbonic and whole cluster fermentation is used for aromatics and fruitiness. The grapes are crushed by foot, reiterating the Old World feeling in these French-inspired wines. This wine ages in used barriques for six months and bottled right away for instant drinkability.