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Laser focused, mineral and crisp rose of Valdiguie. This winemaker is a rising star of the new California wine movement, Scott Schultz has worked with many notable producers. Valdiguie is one of the state's heritage varieties, having arrived early in the history of viticulture there and was long mistaken for Gamay. The variety in fact comes from the Languedoc and is exceptional at making rose wines.
Notes from the importer (Verity):
"Jolie-Laide is a one-man operation based in a Sebastopol winery where winemaker Scott Schultz makes only 500 cases of wine a year under his own label. 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.
Scott’s passion for wine was ignited when moved to Napa from Chicago in 2007. Having had extensive experience in the restaurant business, he switched gears upon his arrival in California to lead the wine program at Thomas Keller’s Bouchon. Working a harvest and as a cellar master are a few of Scott’s many achievements. He now works with Wind Gap, Ryme Cellars, and formerly Arnot-Roberts. They all share both a winemaking space and similar philosophies in discovering unconventional beauty. Scott Schultz does what he loves, and he does it well. It shows!"