Glup is a collaboration between two friends from different continents who teamed up during 2012 – Chilean producer Julio Bouchon and South African winemaker David Nieuwoudt.
Julio – a descendent of a French wine pioneer who settled in Chile in 1887- is a journalist by profession and a winemaker at heart. He oversees client relations and participates in wine tastings and blends decisions. Julio enjoys expressing his passion for the great outdoors through the wine he creates. The prestigious Decanter magazine (UK) acknowledged Julio among the 10 top winemakers of South America.
David -the owner of Cederberg, one of South Africa’s most prestigious wineries – completed his studies at the Elsenburg Agricultural College of South Africa. The wines produced by his vineyard Cederberg Private Cellar –with five generations and counting- have been recognized repeatedly by Decanter and other publications.
Grown in dry-farmed conditions on a granite-based soil with high levels of decomposition and a small percentage of clay, from the Curimaqui zone to the south of Cauquenes. An intense purple color with notes of blueberry, dried herbs, and clove. This wine has granular tannins and lots of structure.
The juice was fermented in a concrete tanks with native yeasts, without intervention.
The wine aged in 225-liter barrels for 12 months, then bottled without filtering.