Nothing like getting three of your favorite wines, Trousseau, Poulsard, and Gamay, all in one bottle (with a little Valdiguie thrown in for good measure). Our last visit to Europe included a jaunt through Arbois in the Jura, a narrow valley in between Burgundy and Switzerland, and home of the Trousseau and Poulsard grapes. Wines made with these varieties are most often delicate and pale, a bit rosé-like in color, yet characterized by their earthy and gamy flavors. With Thanksgiving a few weeks away, it’s a good time to grab a bottle of this blend as its distribution is very limited (we purchased our bottle from Other Avenues), and it would pair nicely with mashed potatoes, Brussels sprouts and you know it, roast turkey. Also, a shout out to Kate Scott Studio for the stunningly beautiful photos on the labels of this release.
Jolie Laide winemaker Scott Schultz’s tasting notes: 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. 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.
Our tasting note tune: