Grapes: Trousseau Gris
Region: Fanucchi Vineyard, Russian River, California
Vinification: Grapes are whole cluster foot crushed in bins for about 3 days, then pressed, and fermented in barrels
Aging: 6 months in neutral barrels
Fining or Filtering: None
Notes from the Importer: Jolie-Laide is a one-man operation based in a Sebastopol winery. Winemaker Scott Schultz makes only 500 cases of wine a year under his own label between roughly 6-8 wines. The name Jolie-Laide translates loosely to “Pretty-Ugly”, a French term of endearment to describe something that is unconventionally beautiful. Scott makes some of the most unique and highly sought-after wines in California that are true to their name.