2016 GiGi Sans Soufre

2016 GiGi, Sans Soufre

Our Glou-Glou Sans Soufre is back just in time for summer picnics, bar-b-ques and lazy evenings!

El Dorado

Our winemaking philosophy and cellar practices have not changed since we made our first wine in 2003. Our vineyards are farmed sustainably/orgainic/biodynamic and in our cellar our list of ingredients has never ventured beyond minimal effective Sulphur. We have occasionally skipped the Sulphur and have always done so on our Pet Nat wines. But here we have Syrah. We picked her at optimum balance and crushed to concrete. Minimal punch down by hand. We pressed off to a mix of neutral and 1-3 year old French Oak barrels. Tasting this spring we thought, “if ever there was a a Glou Glou Syrah this is it! Simply stunning. No need for extended barrel or bottle aging. She was a natural beauty.” So we call her Glou-Glou or “GG” for short for her delicious gulp ability (expressed GiGi in honor of Jared’s mother). We added zero Sulphur (sans soufre). She is just fermented grape juice from vines grown in healthy soil at 2600 feet in the Sierra Foothills.

Tasting Note:

Absolutely luscious. A true natural beauty. Juicy notes of blackberry and black cherry followed with a sweet vanilla finish and a hint of white pepper. The aromatic profile is equally intoxicating with a soft violet edge, an herbaceous lavender and sage tone to compliment dark red fruit notes.

  • Appellation: Anderson Valley
  • Vineyard: Filigreen Farm (biodynamic)
  • Varietal: Pinot Noir
  • Clone: 4 & 152 on 5BB
  • Age: Planted 2000
  • Elevation: 400 feet
  • Soil: Alluvial with gravel & clay loam
  • Harvested: August 30, 2016
  • Crushed: August 30, 2016
  • Pressed: September 8, 2016
  • Blend: 100% Pinot Noir
  • Fermentation: Wild yeast, 22% whole cluster 10 days in Taransaud Cuves
  • Barrel aging: 7 months in mix of once used and
  • Neutral French oak barrels.
  • Bottled: May 2, 2017
  • Production: 207 cases
  • Release date: March 2018

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