We are not particularly fond of most Orange/Natural wines we have tried as many are unclean and unhygienic and not balanced. Speaking with Julio Bouchon on his recent visit he concurred with our feelings and reconfirmed that this wasn’t the case with his wine. Yellow with golden orange hue color on the edges, this has an engaging nose of spice, white flowers and a hint of citrus aromatically. The wine has good volume and weight and has loads of character to the spicy citrus hinged fruit. This is something that can stand up to a slight chill but not too much otherwise the fruit becomes muted. This should be enjoyed in its youth to experience its vibrancy. It’s drinking spot on and should show well over the next 1-2 years.
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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.
The juice was fermented with the skins in a concrete tank, stay together for 6 months and then without the skins for 4 months in old french barrels. Minimal intervention, like the old men used to make wine, native yeast and no filtration.
Crafted from a premium selected vineyard parcel in the Valley of Itata. A true expression of terroir with a breathtaking intensity and elegance. Yellow in color with golden edges. The intense aromas are of white owers, spices, and ripe fruit. The wine has big body, and lots of character and complexity.