Gran Cerdo, Temperanillo
A real expression of the local terroir Read more
Why we love this
A wonderful value natural wine from Gonzalo Grijalba, 100% Tempranillo, from Fuenmayor - this is a real expression of the local terroir. Using minimal intervention & organic practices, this is not a run-of the mill bottle of plonk. There is a cult following for this wine.
Dedicating the Gran Cerdo label (which translates to Big Pig in Spanish) to the bank executives who wouldn't give him a loan to start his wine business, Gonzalo Grijalba is passionate about reclaiming the biodiversity of the earth he farms, and has moved away from more commercial practices involving pesticides and herbicides for more biodynamic methods.
Serve with roast chicken or pork, light salads, or pork charcuterie.
Nose: Fruity with spicy flavours.
Palate: An intoxicating combination of red and dark berries, faint lavender (or violets) and a slightly earthy edge. The herbacious flavours gives the wine a slight green finish with a little spice.