Jolie Laide, Trousseau Poulsard Gamay Valdiguie 2019Regular price $33.00 Save $-33.00
Variety: Trousseau, Poulsard, Gamay, and Valdiguie
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 wine is inspired by the reds of the French Alps. The grape varieties are traditional for the Savoie and Jura areas. They’re aromatic, red fruit-driven, herbal and peppery with grip. Even though this bottle is of a general northern California appellation, but the style is very un-California. As are traditional styles to the French Alpine areas, carbonic maceration is used for freshness and fruit; whole cluster is used for added grip and spice aromas.