2020 Jolie-Laide "Barsotti Vineyard" Gamay Noir, El Dorado
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. Pressed to neutral barrique for a short 6-month elevage and bottled young to preserve delicate aromatics.
Light, fresh, and utterly charming. Wild strawberry and summer herbs with cranberry tartness." -- Winery