2021 Donkey and Goat New Glou, California, USA

2021 Donkey and Goat New Glou, California, USA


Tracey on this wine: “94 tons crushed here at 1340 5th Street and now it’s time to party & celebrate with a wine that was on the vine only 3 months ago! That about sums up the spirit of our New Glou. Beaujolais may have been first to go global with the idea of bottling up a first taste of the new vintage after the long and demanding harvest, but California Nouveau is now firmly established and shows no signs of slowing down.

“Our 2021 New Glou is chuggable, delicious and vibrant with exactly the right amount of big girl funk. It may not appear to be a white wine, but she should be served fully chilled, preferably while celebrating!”

Grapes: 63% Syrah, 10% Vermentino & 27% Merlot

Vineyards: Fenaughty (Decomposed granite w/ red clay loam, 2600 feet ASL) & Testa (Decomposed sandstone & Pinnobie loam, 1300 feet ASL), both practicing organic (not certified)

Making of: the grapes are crushed, shortly macerated on skins and then pressed and spontaneously fermented in stainless & French oak. Bottled in November 2021, zero sulfur added.

Personality: in Tracey’s words, “The milky magenta color lends proof to this zero-zero infant of a wine that is full of life and promise but too delicious to keep around long! All that you would expect from a glou-glou wine, zingy, tropical, juicy hard candy with a little spritz to tickle your palate and ensure one glass will not possibly be enough. This is a celebration of the new vintage and the harvest.”