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Joli 2021

Bordeaux AOC

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  • Gold, Concours International de Lyon, 2023

Botrytised or nobly rotten grapes make the world’s finest (and priciest) sweet wines. Here, however, this golden white is totally dry, yet complex with rich, honeyed, citrusy fruit. A most elegant creation from the rule-breaking Gentle Riot team.

Botrytised or nobly rotten grapes make the world’s finest (and priciest) sweet wines. Here, however, this golden white is totally dry, yet complex with rich, honeyed, citrusy fruit. A most elegant creation from the rule-breaking Gentle Riot team.

Beyond the Label

Tasting notes

Tangy apple, with orange zest and toasty oak spice

Aroma

Honeyed apple, marmalade, orange and lemon notes

Allergy information

Contains sulphites

Joli 2021

More information

  • 14.0% ABV
  • 10.5 Units
  • 750.00 ml
  • 1 March, 2027
  • Vegan

Joli is a new creation from the boundary-pushing Gentle Riot winemakers. It’s a modern interpretation by the inimitable Jean-Marc of a luscious, dry, botrytised Sémillon that Tony Laithwaite made with Danish winemaker Peter Vinding-Diers 30 years ago. A portion of the Sémillon, plus the fresh, grapey Muscadelle, is from a vineyard in the Entre-Deux-Mers. The rest is late-harvested, noble-rot Sémillon from Bordeaux’s renowned Loupiac. This portion had the full works: fermentation in part new barrels, with five months’ ageing on its lees. This golden white is refreshingly dry and citrusy, but with a rich, honeyed, nutty complexity. With its toasty notes and lemony zing, this white is top with chilli crab pasta or creamy chicken dishes.

"A complex, oak-aged dry white using a portion of nobly rotten grapes" Jean-Marc Sauboua
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