Glou Glou 2022
From Las Jaras : Pizza, burgers, wine: the Las Jaras holy trinity. (If more people subscribed to our religion, would there be world peace?) This is the sixth installment of the Glou Glou series, which was created to be the perfect wine for circle foods (pizza and burgers). The 2022 edition of this light red is so juicy and delicious; we think it is a home run! The vintage gave us a Zinfandel crop with very large and juicy berries to make a fresh and enchanting wine. 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. On the nose it is a
sea of aromatic black plum, red licorice, and raspberry with undertones of clove
and hawthorn. The palate is intense and fleshy with flavors of red plum, hibiscus,
and pomegranate with a long spicy finish.
We love it with: 🍕🍔🥡
Size: 750 mL
Grape: Zinfandel, Carignan, Petite Sirah, Charbono
Region: Mendocino County, California
Vinification: From Distributor Jenny & Francois : Las Jaras is a labor of friendship between a long-time California winemaker Joel Burt and comedian Eric Wareheim (of Master of None, Tim & Eric or Reality fame). Two guys meet in a garage and… well, in this case, this isn’t the beginning of an internet mogul company, but of a natural wine brand called Las Jaras. It all started in the late aughts with a garage wine made by Joel, a trained winemaker then working for various big wineries in California. “I’d never had a wine like this before – it was a sparkling Carignan similar to the one we’re making now. So fresh and energetic, so different from the corporate Champagnes or hefty California wines I knew back then. It really moved me,” Eric, a cult comedian and “top food blogger”, recalls the first meeting with his friend’s produce. After this epiphany, Joel also set Eric on a path to Italian and French regions; the original exploration of classical wines and styles soon deviated towards more natural and low intervention wines and eventually led to Las Jaras, “a mix of those two approaches” as Eric puts it. Fueled by Eric’s love for a lighter style of wines and European classics, the duo has since explored multiple grapes and styles, from a darker style Rosato made with Italian grapes to an elegant, poised Chenin or a highly drinkable light carbonic pizza red, aptly named Glou Glou. “It’s very much a personal voyage,” Eric nods, “our tastes change every year, so there still is some experimentation coming on, inspired by what we like to drink at the moment.