Jolie Laide Pinot Gris


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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. Not your typical Pinot Gris; its beautiful pink hue comes from gently crushing the grapes by foot and a few day cold soak prior to an all wild ferment. Grapes are sourced from two very unique but different vineyards in California. Wildly perfumed of melon, stone fruit, bergamot, crisp cantaloupe with refined texture on the palate.