Jolie Laide Trousseau, 2021, 750ml
Four of wine geekdoms favorite varieties Trousseau Noir, Cab Pfeffer, Valdiguie and Gamay from several risk-taking vineyards dotted around Northern California. Cab Pfeffer is a super rare and historical variety that was mistakenly thought to be Trousseau but DNA testing proves it is actually a unique variety called Mourtaou hailing from France. Similar in their light color and weight, these two wines can easily be differentiated by the distinctive fresh black pepper and rose hip aromas of the Cabernet Pfeffer. The Valdiguié adds laser beam acidity while Gamay contributes striking bright red-fruited notes. All components fermented separately, partially carbonic for brightness and all whole cluster adding to the complex spice aromas. Delicate and lean, mineral-laden, raspberry and cranberry scented with incense, tobacco and hints of black pepper.