Las Jaras Wines 2022 'Glou Glou' Red, Mendocino County
Item Number: 18510
Sub Region: Mendocino
Appellation/AVA: Mendocino County
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 51% Zinfandel / 30% Carignan / 17% Petite Sirah / 2% Charbono
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 12.4
Total Acidity: 5.08 g/L
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Case Production: 7,000
Winemaking Notes: Many different vinification methods are used to make this light style red wine including carbonic maceration, traditional skin maceration, and reverse saignée. The goal is to make a layered and cohesive blend. Most of the lots are fermented with carbonic maceration, a gentle process that helps to keep early-harvest wines from becoming too tannic. The wine ferments natively in tank after 10ppm SO2 are added. After 12-15 days, depending on the lot, the juice is pressed off its skins. Reverse saignée is when red grapes are whole cluster pressed, and then the juice is added to a red wine fermentor. This is a way to increase the juice to skin ratio to make a lighter red wine. Then, to keep the wine bright and fresh, half of the lots age in barrels and half age in stainless steel tank. This wine receives a small amount of sulfites and filtering prior to bottling.
Tasting Notes: Pizza, burgers, wine: the Las Jaras holy trinity. This is the fifth installment of the Glou Glou series, which was created to be the perfect wine for circle foods (pizza and burgers). This Glou Glou is certainly a food wine, in fact, it begs for food. It has enough acid to stand up to your favorite tomato sauce, as well as intense berry notes that perfectly complement the char of a burger or perfectly cooked pizza crust. 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.