Glou Glou, for those who are wondering WTF it is, translates in french to "Glug Glug" as in the sound a bottle makes when you pour at a rather liberal rate into a glass, or even better, directly into your mouth. Glou Glou is essentially a slang term for super smashable, easy to drink and dangerously delicious wine. Typically these tend to be refreshing light reds like your Beaujolais, however more and more with Natural wines these can be any type of wine.
With Glou Glou being admittedly our favourite, we have put together 3 of the most "Glou Glou" wines we have in the warehouse for you to smash down... sorry, sip!
First up is a light red from Patrick Bouju of Domaine La Boheme which goes down wayyy too easy. 100% Gamay the fruit that lies within is bright, nimble, and fresh with a tartness that's reminiscent of chomping down berries on a summer walk. In summary, this is one of Patricks most smashable reds and should be a staple of any natty wine drinker.
Producer: Patrick Bouju Region: Auvergne, France Grapes: Gamay Style:Red Size: 75cl bottle
Next is a wine you won't find anywhere else in the UK from Bodega Cueva who are one of the real innovators in the Natural Wine world Consistently bringing out hit after hit, and the Vi Viu is no exception. 90% Syrah and 10% Garnacha, grown on limestone soil and co-fermented. Fully destemmed and macerated for six days, rested in stainless steel for 5 months. Zero additions. On the nose HUUUGE red gummy bear notes and on the palate you're treated to a kaleidoscope of black and blue fruit, with a touch of soda pop.
And finally, we have a collaboration between Davide Andreatta of Il Ceo and Marco Turco. Pirka is made in Veneto from a recovered plot of Merlot planted in 1964 in the volcanic soil of Breganze, 400 meters above sea level. Bottled unfined, unfiltered and without sulphur, it's packed full of super intense blueberry and plum fruit and genuinely in contention with being one of the juiciest wines of 2020. We strongly advise drinking this chilled!
Producer: Il Ceo X Marco Turco Region: Veneto, Italy Grapes: Merlot Style: Red Size: 75cl bottle