Las Jaras Glou Glou Magnum
Regular price $60.00
Winemaker: Eric Wareheim and Joel Burt
Appellation: Mendocino County, California
Grape Varieties: Carignan, Charbono, Zinfandel, Valdiguie
“Our mission with the 2018 Glou Glou was to create the perfect warm-weather red: something fresh, chuggable, and light that tastes like sparkles and bright, summer fruit. Serve this slightly chilled, and you will be the hero of your next backyard barbecue—this is the most refreshing red wine ever, and the perfect antidote to long summer days and the heat of the grill. Glou Glou has intense berry notes that perfectly complement the char of a burger or perfectly cooked pizza crust, and enough acid to stand up to your favorite tomato sauce. Pizza, burgers, and wine are, after all, the Las Jaras holy trinity. (If more people subscribed to our religion, would there be world peace?) Most of the grapes in Glou Glou underwent carbonic maceration, the classic fermentation method of the Beaujolais, which means that fermentation happened inside of berries themselves, causing them to explode in happy, boozy ecstasy. That’s how you’ll feel when you drink this wine—it dances in your mouth.”
Winemaking Details: Whereas last year’s Glou Glou was 100 percent Charbono, this year we used several different varieties from a handful of old vine vineyards in Mendocino and Solano Counties. We picked the grapes early (between 20 and 21 brix), to keep the alcohol level below 12 percent and some nice fresh acidity. We vinified each of the individual lots separately. Most underwent carbonic maceration, a gentle process that helps to keep earlyharvest wines from becoming too tannic. After 7 to 12 days, depending on the lot, we pressed the juice off its skins where they fermented natively in tank. Then, half of the lots were aged in barrels, half in tank, to keep the wine bright and fresh. We bottled without any fining or filtration, so store Glou Glou in a cool place. We do not de-gas our wines, so it may benefit from a quick decant to blow off CO2, especially when young.