Jolie Laide 'Barsotti Vineyard' Gamay Noir 2020, El Dorado, California


El Dorado, California

Gamay Noir

Grown at high elevation in the beautiful red granitic soils of the Sierra Foothills, the grapes are picked in two separate passes, one early and one a bit later which makes for a wine a bit riper and fleshed out than in years passed. The clusters are left whole and started by carbonic maceration, which lends its distinctive high tone appeal, then eventually crushed by foot and finished whole-cluster for skin contact and extraction. The 2020 is light, fresh, and utterly charming with wild strawberry and summer herbs with cranberry tartness. -Winemaker's Notes