2019 Jolie Laide Trousseau / Poulsard, California (750ml)
From the producer: Likely the most “Outré Vin” in the lineup, a vinous Californian pastiche inspired by our reverence of the wines of the French Alps - Trousseau Noir, Poulsard, Gamay Noir, and yes (untraditionally) some old vine Valdiguié as well.
An infinitesimal amount of these varieties are planted on these shores, but we are hoping to be a part of the movement shifting that paradigm. Emerging from several risk-taking vineyards dotted abound Northern California this takes a general California wine designation, but be clear, you would not blind this as “California”. Fermented partially carbonic for brightness and all whole cluster adding to the complex spice aromas. Delicate and lean, mineral-driven, tart pomegranate and raspberry scented with incense and tobacco.