2018 GiGi, Sans Soufre
Our Glou-Glou Sans Soufre is back just in time for Summer barbecues!
Our winemaking philosophy and cellar practices have not changed since we made our first wine in 2003. Our vineyards are farmed sustainably/organic/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, picked at the optimum balance and crushed to concrete, with minimal punch down by hand. We pressed off to a mix of neutral and 1-3 year old French Oak barrels. No need for extended barrel or bottle aging as this wine is a natural beauty.” 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. So we call her Glou-Glou or “GG” for short for her delicious gulpability (expressed GiGi in honor of Jared’s mother).
Tasting Note: Absolutely luscious. A true natural beauty. Juicy notes of dark fruit: blackberry, plum, and black cherry flavors are 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: El Dorado
- Vineyard: Fenaughty
- Varietal: Syrah
- Clone: Heritage
- Age: Grafted in 1980 on 1963 planting
- Elevation: 2800 feet
- Soil: Decomposed granite w/ red clay loam
- Harvested: September 18, 2018
- Pressed: October 4, 2018
- Fermentations: Wild yeasts & bacteria, 25% whole cluster
- Blend: Mostly Syrah
- Maceration: 16 days in Taransaud Cuves
- Barrel aging: 7 months
- Bottled: May 1, 2019
- Production: 223 cases
- Release date: Summer 2019
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