“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.”
Guido Venturi Carignan 4% Sustainable
Guido Venturi Charbono 8% Sustainable
Guido Venturi Zinfandel 23% Sustainable
Parenti Vineyard Carignan 1% Organic
Quail Run Vineyard Valdiguie 3% Organic
Riccetti Vineyard Carignan 33% Organic
Sargentini Ranch Carignan 13% FFF Sustainable
Zaina Ranch Carignan 15% FFF Sustainable
Varieties: 63% Carignan, 23% Zinfandel, 3% Valdiguie, 8% Charbono
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 early harvest 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.
“At Las Jaras, our goal is to make delicious wine that has tons of energy and balance. We want them to be vibrant, delicate, and supple all at the same time while also being food friendly and easy for anyone to enjoy. Our wines are designed to reflect the unique terroir of the vineyards using minimal intervention so you can taste their natural, rhythmic expression. If you are not used to drinking wines made this way, the experience can be a revelation.
Our lighter wines can elevate your daily experiences. Bring the elegant bubbles of our Sparkling Wine to your best friends engagement party. Nestle the Rosé into your backpack for a trip to the park to watch an epic sunset. Pair the chilled Glou Glou with a margarita pizza to make takeout tastier.
Our medium bodied reds pair with deep savory meals and create thought provoking moments. A holiday dinner includes a conversation about Carignan. The Cabernet Sauvignon is brought to your favorite restaurant to share a taste with your server. “Does this remind you of 70’s Napa?” And our Sweet Berry Wine demands explanation, inspires stories, and creates joy. For your Wine!”
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