Las Jaras 'Glou Glou' 2022

Las Jaras 'Glou Glou' 2022

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51% Zinfandel | 30% Carignan | 17% Petite Sirah | 2% CharbonoGlou Glou is the lodestar of our winemaking endeavors at Las Jaras because it...

51% Zinfandel | 30% Carignan | 17% Petite Sirah | 2% Charbono

Glou Glou is the lodestar of our winemaking endeavors at Las Jaras because it represents a friendly ease. The 2022 edition of everyone’s favorite light red is juicy, delicious, and ultra-expressive. This vintage gave us a Zinfandel crop with large, juicy berries that allowed us to make a bistro-friendly red with an emphasis on freshness. Serve it slightly chilled, and you will be the hero of your next backyard barbecue; this is an incredibly unfussy, refreshing red wine and a tonic to long summer days and the heat of the grill.

Boasting a core of acid tempered by intense berry notes, Glou Glou begs to accompany your favorite tomato sauce or to complement the char of anything done on the grill. On the nose, you’ll get black plum, red licorice, and raspberry with undertones of clove and hawthorn. The palate is intense and fleshy and shows red plum, hibiscus, and pomegranate with a playful spiciness on the finish.

Serve chilled!


THE GEEKY DETAILS
To make this light style red wine we used many different vinification methods including carbonic maceration, traditional skin maceration, and what we call reverse saignée. The goal is always to make a layered, cohesive blend. Many of the lots were fermented with carbonic maceration, a gentle process that helps to keep early-harvest wines from becoming too tannic. After 12-15 days, depending on the lot, we pressed the juice off its skins where they fermented natively in tank after 10ppm sulfur was added. Reverse saignée is when we whole cluster press tannic red grape varieties and then add that juice 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, about one third of the lots were aged in barrels and rest were aged in stainless steel tanks. This wine received a small amount of sulfur and it was filtered prior to bottling.