Jolie-Laide Wines Melon de Bourgogne 2017
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Back in the late 1960s/early 1970s, UC Davis sold what they thought were cuttings of Pinot Blanc to local winemakers. However, they were actually Melon Blanc, a grape rarely planted outside Muscadet in the Loire. As a result, there are still plantings in Chalone, which is where Scott Schultz sources his grapes. This is a fascinating alternative to Muscadet: light, fresh, acidic, mouth-watering, textured, and saline. Drink with oysters.
Item ID: #29980
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Back in the late 1960s/early 1970s, UC Davis sold what they thought were cuttings of Pinot Blanc to local winemakers. However, they were actually Melon Blanc, a grape rarely planted outside Muscadet in the Loire. As a result, there are still plantings in Chalone, which is where Scott Schultz sources his grapes. This is a fascinating alternative to Muscadet: light, fresh, acidic, mouth-watering, textured, and saline. Drink with oysters.

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Jolie-laideJolie-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!

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