Keep it natural, baby.
This vintage can make your homebound meal sing. Glou Glou is the kind of light red that tastes like sparkles and bright, summer fruit. It has enough acid to stand up to your favorite pasta and tomato sauce, with intense berry notes that can perfectly complement a smoky, tangy BLT. Serve slightly chilled—this is the most refreshing red wine ever, and the perfect antidote to long evenings at home. Most of the grapes 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. It is great, you will love it!
To make this wine they assembled 29 small lots that had been vinified separately using various fermentation techniques to make a layered cohesive blend. Most of the lots were fermented with carbonic maceration, a gentle process that helps to keep early-harvest wines from becoming too tannic. After 5-9 days, depending on the lot, they pressed the juice off its skins where they fermented natively in tank. Then, to keep the wine bright and fresh, half of the lots were aged in barrels and half were aged in stainless steel tank. This wine received no additions except for a small amount of sulfur and it was filtered prior to bottling. They do not degas their wines, so it may have a bit of spritz, especially when young.
Joel and Eric make beautiful wine that is food friendly, lower in alcohol, balanced, delicate and supple. The wines evoke an emotional response and reflect the unique terroir of the vineyards. Las Jaras Wines are designed to transcend the natural wine trend and focus on taking you back to California wine making reminiscent of the Old World Style, like the beautifully crafted wines of 1970s Napa.
Las Jaras Wines serve two purposes: having fun and the serious business of perfect food pairing. The Rosé and Sparkling Pet-Nat are bottle popping, gulpable joy to get the party started. The Carignan, Sweet Berry Wine, and Cabernet Sauvignon offer that perfect restrained balance of alcohol, acid and tannin structure that complements the food on your plate. These wines reflect Joel and Eric’s passion and the Las Jaras Wines mission. Enjoy!
Katie and Denny
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