Paradise Grapevine, Vin de Soif of Gamay + Zweigelt, 2020
The Glou Glou wine of our dreams. We've been waiting patiently for enough lock-downs to lift because honestly....this is PARTY WINE! After our arduous 2019 vintage we regrouped and concepted some wines that we NEEDED to make in 2020. On the top of that list was a Summer Red Glugger, something that's light, easy, bursting with fruit, highly crushable and served ICE COLD! This is the wine you bring to that somewhat legal rave you haven't been to in 15 months, to your best friends 11am baby shower, to the boat party you spent all your CERB savings on, or dare we say even drink it in the limo on the way to all those other fancy wineries in PEC????
We decided to use the two most Glou-Glou-able grapes in the world for this banger, Gamay (92%) and Zweigelt (8%). The fruit was destemmed and spent 1-12 days on the skins before being put to rest in neutral French oak for the winter. This wine is cheerful, charming, refreshing and delicious. Think strawberry lifesavers, punnets of raspberries and cocktail cherries!