JAIMEE MOTLEY Mondeuse Rosé
Rorick Heritage Vineyard / Calaveras County CA 2018
Jaimee has seemingly had the stars well aligned in the first couple years since launching her first label. Not that vigilant hard work and talent aren’t the number one things that help make all that happen, but she would be the first to tell you that timing can sometimes be equally as important. Motley grew up in the restaurant industry and built up some deep knowledge through tasting exploration and study before she got the itch to get her hands and feet dirty on the production side. How else would someone just step right into making a California Mondeuse, of all things, and completely nail it?! We’re super proud to finally include Jamie in our lineup of Seven Percent winemakers that are turning heads with their approach to different grape varieties. She’s already been a big part of the wines and the movement in so many ways even prior to her labels launch.
Wild strawberries, blood orange, and just a touch of watermelon Jolly Rancher are the first things out of the glass, and it is immediately tantalizing with a deep fruit saturation that hints that this wine is much more than just a quaffable example of rosé. This falls into a category of rosé that carries more red wine qualities than most those designed just for summer (and are often compared to a crisp white wine in a cute pink dress.) The fruit hits the palate and shifts from ripe and juicy to dry and charmingly bitter in an instant. It also carries the type of garrigue herbs and spicy characters that are typical of the grape, which is also something that can be hard to find in a rosé wine.