Jolie-Laide Trousseau Noir - Trousseau/Poulsard/Gamay/Valdiguié

Jolie-Laide Trousseau Noir - Trousseau/Poulsard/Gamay/Valdiguié


Grape: Trousseau, Poulsard, Gamay, Valdiguié

Region: California

Country: USA

Vintage: 2019

Volume: 750mL

Alcohol: 12.3%


Chicago born Scott Schultz was a little taken aback by the homogenous wine culture in California and made it his mission to blow up people’s preconceptions of California wine. Jolie-Laide, or Pretty-Ugly is Schultz’s first solo project, taking it’s name from French slang that usually refers to someone with unconventional features that’s still beautiful, aptly named as Scott uses ‘unconventional’ varieties as far a California is concerned! This is his Trousseau Noir blend, based on those alpine blends of the Jura mountains, Trousseau Noir, Poulsard, Gamay, and just because, a lil’ old vine Valdiguié. This wine is full of pomegranate, orange peel, spice cabinet, floral, and scabby in the prettiest way possible, medium bodied, and fresh! This wine tastes like glou-glou that studied art history and did a semester abroad in europe.