Las Jaras Wines 2018 'Glou Glou' Red, Mendocino County
Item Number: 12866
Sub Region: Mendocino
Appellation/AVA: Mendocino County
Grape(s): 66% Carignan / 23% Zinfandel / 8% Valdiguie / 3% Charbono
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 11.8
Residual Sugar(g/L): 0.6 g/L
Total Acidity: 5.99 g/L
Case Production: 1,344
Winemaking Notes: Whereas last year’s Glou Glou was 100% Charbono, this year is a blend of several different varieties from a handful of old vine vineyards in Mendocino and Solano Counties. The grapes were harvested early (between 20 and 21 brix) to keep the alcohol low and to keep acidity. Each vineyard lot was vinified separately. Most underwent carbonic maceration, a gentle process that helps to keep early harvest wines from becoming too tannic. After 7 to 12 days, the juice was pressed off its skins and fermented spontaneously in tank. Half of the lots were aged in barrels and half in tank to keep the wine bright and fresh. The wine was bottled without fining or filtration.
Tasting Notes: The 2018 Glou Glou is a perfect warm-weather red: something fresh, chuggable, and light that tastes like sparkles and bright, summer fruit. 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.
Pairing Notes: 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. Las Jaras Glou Glou has intense berry notes that complement the char of a burger or cooked pizza crust. It has enough acid to stand up to your favorite tomato sauce.