Jolie-Laide, Melon de Bourgogne Rodnick Farm Vineyard Chalone, 2020

Available for Same Day Delivery (or Pickup) in Manhattan.

Melon is the eponymous variety behind all the racy and delicious Muscadet we slurp with oysters and shellfish in season. And this one is no different but equally not the same. Drink this and think of the ocean while tasting, citrus blossoms, lemon rind and crushed oyster shells. Ceviche anyone?

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What Bowler Wine has to say about this wine...

The vineyard sits at high elevation in a desert-like area of the Gabilan Mountains. Grapes are influenced by the coastal terroir, planted on a south facing slope below an inactive volcano. To protect acidity, picking happens on the early side and then pressed whole cluster in concrete eggs. Spontaneous fermentation occurs and the grapes are left on the lees for six months. The end result is a chalky, floral wine with well rounded acidity.


  • Country

    United States

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  • Grape Variety

    Melon de Bourgogne

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  • Body

    Light Bodied