Gran Cerdo Tempranillo, Bodegas Cosecheros, La Rioja, Spain 2022
Regular price £12.00
This Gran Cerdo is all about the purest expression of fruit with whole bunch fermentation, no filtration, no stabilization and minimal sulphur. Their red has real character – all the juicy elements of Tempranillo but 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 it reveals primary notes of fresh fruit, strawberries, raspberries, cherries and violets with clean mineral tones from the granite soils of Gonzalo’s vineyards.Red Tempranillo 13.5%
Gonzalo Gonzalo Grijalba was born in Logroño, Spain and grew up among the vineyards that his parents cultivated in Fuenmayor. After several years of training in various parts of the wine-making world, he returned to start his own project. Fiercely protective of the terroir of his family vineyards Gonzalo rejects market driven fashions, formulae, chemical treatments and conformism. Instead he has sought out his own methods with respect for the land, his vineyards, and the traditions of his forefathers. He balances this respect with formal training in the latest oenological techniques and methods.