Glu Glu 2022
A charming, easygoing maceration that this year is composed entirely of Greco. The grapes were macerated on the skins for five days, before being pressed off to vats for a short rest. A striking shade of amber in the glass, it draws you in with ripe stone fruits and fistfuls of spice, whilst the palate offers neat, tea-like tannins and a wonderful line of acid. A wine that makes so much sense alongside the classic recipes from Campania’s hills.
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
Antonio and Daniela De Gruttola seek out old vineyards in Irpinia, high in the hills of Campania. They champion and preserve the region’s native varietals, old vines and an age old way of tending them.
The vines are set at altitude and are planted over the region’s vibrant volcanic soils. Vineyard work is done by hand, organically and a combination of great farming and low yields results in healthy, characterful fruit. In the cantina, Antonio takes a no-nonsense approach with the intention of letting this terroir express itself in full. The grapes ferment naturally without temperature control and fermentation can continue for months.
Wines are raised in a combination of terracotta amphorae and large casks made from local woods and bottled unfiltered, with no additions at all. The resulting wines are singular, vivid expressions of grape and place.