Jolie Laide Glou d'Etat
Jolie-Laide is a two-person operation based in Sebastopol. The name Jolie-Laide translates loosely to Pretty-Ugly, a French term of endearment to describe something that is unconventionally beautiful. Founded originally by Scott Schultz, and later joined by his partner Jenny Schultz, their winemaking method is simple: grapes are left whole cluster, foot crushed, and aged in neutral oak.
A new red blend for Jolie-Laide coming from a unique spread of vineyards and varieties dotted around California - 38% Valdiguie, 33% Mourvedre, 17% Grenache, 12% other (Cab Franc, Syrah, Carignan, Petite Verdot). Glou d’ Etat is a light red wine made in a fun and irreverent style, inspired by many of their favorite European wines. The wine is made with carbonic maceration, before being foot-crushed and left to complete fermentation with whole clusters, creating a lighter drinking style with fresh aromatics and a lower tannin profile. Perfect with a chill!