The ‘Grand Cerdo’ or ‘large pig’ is 100% Tempranillo and, true to form, Gonzalo Gonzalo includes no information on the label other than a rant aimed at the bank managers who have refused to lend him money to develop his business. (You really should read the back label!). This red is actually from 4.5 hectares of 35 year-old de-classified Rioja vines, declassified as Gonzalo Gonzalo cropped over the permitted 6 tonnes/hectare. A clear cherry red in the glass. On the nose, aromas of red fruits and cassis with earthy notes. On the palate, light and juicy with great acidity with plenty of sweet red fruit flavours. The finish is fresh and medium in length.
This hugely enjoyable red is made by cult winemaker Gonzalo Gonzalo Grijalba, the ‘enfant terrible’ of the Rioja region. Having first studied Biology at the University of Leon and then Oenology at the University of Rioja, he proceeded to make biodynamic wines in the hills of Rioja.
Origin: Rioja, Spain
Grape variety: Tempranillo
Food pairing: Roasted chicken, lamb, charcuterie, salads
Bottle size: 75cl
Local delivery (E17 postcodes): Free
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