Elios "Glou Glou" Rosso 2019 - Sicily, Italy
Organic, Biodynamic, No sulfites added, Sustainable, Vegan
Varietals: 85% Nerello Mascalese, 15% Nero d'Avola
Lighter-bodied, dry. Light red in the glass with a haze of sediment. Glou Glou (the equivalent of chug chug) is the essence of fresh-squeezed wine with all its vibrancy and sweet fruit. Berry punch on the nose prepares you for a palate of cherry, raspberry, pomegranate, and wild strawberry. Pair with grilled fish, nightshade vegetables, and pasta.
This easy-to-drink, chillable natural red is made from Nerello Mascalese grown in Monreale on clay and black volcanic soils. This year, Guido added a drop of Nero d'Avola as he felt it would add complexity and richness to the mix, and man is the wine great. The grapes are hand-picked, then brought to the winery where they macerate for 1 day. Fermentation takes place using wild yeasts in stainless steel, then the wine is aged in stainless for 7 months. It is bottled unfined and unfiltered. Talk about scrumptious, this should be everyone's go-to chuggable red all year round.