Gran Cerdo 2017
THIS LITTLE NATURAL WINE IS PHENOMENAL VALUE
Gran Cerdo is all about the purest expression of fruit with whole bunch fermentation, no filtration, no stabilization and minimal sulphur. The wine has real character, all the juicy elements of Tempranillo, with no dirty oak to mask its charm. It has a natural way about it but with no funkiness.
With its cherry-red, purplish, brilliant colour Gran Cerdo reveals primary notes of fresh fruit, strawberries, raspberries, cherries and violets with clean mineral tones from the granite.This little natural wine is phenomenal value.
GRAN CERDO means big pig and this wine is dedicated to the perceived pig bankers as explained on the back label...... "Gran Cerdo is a great wine dedicated to the bank executives that denied loans to us on the basis that wine is not a seizable asset. One day, these greasy and sweaty corporate suits will find that the best things in life cannot be impounded. Thanks to our friends help, we were finally able to bottle this wine. Now you can enjoy it with pasta or ham."
- Juicy & fruity
- Medium bodied
- Raspberries, cherrries and violets
- Good tannins and acidity
- Clean mineral tones
- No one should tell you what to eat with what wine, it is all down to personal preference, but if you'd like a steer on what this wine will taste particularly good with, we recommend:
CULTURE Organic & Biodynamic
THE BAD BOY OF RIOJA
Gonzalo Gonzalo grew up among his parents vineyards' in Fuenmayor, Rioja Alta. Following the family tradition, he studied oenology at the university of Rioja before completing his oenologist training in a big industrial winery.Gonzalo then went travelling through France and Italy where he met small vine-growers and winemakers whose natural winemaking practices were about to change his life.
Returning from his travels he left a commercial winemaking career behind to set up his own natural estate. Gonzalo’s fathers illness, caused by years of daily exposure to chemical fertilizersand herbicides while tending their vineyards in the 1970s influenced him profoundly and spurred him on to continue with natural winemaking. His first objective was to restore the biodiversity in the vineyard lost due to chemical treatment. Rejecting modern chemical treatment, Gonzalo has instead sought out his own methods with respect for the land, his vineyards, and the traditions of his forefathers.
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