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This Spanish white is a lovely blend of Viura and half a dozen other grapes (Macabeo, Gruner Veltliner to name a few) from an experimental vineyard in Rioja. Clean lemony flavours buttressed by a hint of butter from the lees.

ABV 12%

Vegetarian/ Vegan friendly

 

THE VINEYARD

Organic (not certified). Viura with 10 other varieties. Gran Cerdo is all about great natural wine with a very affordable price tag. The new white wine is mainly the white Rioja Grape Viura with about 20% of various grapes. This is not complicated wine but something that you can serve chilled with some simple tapas and comfortably smash away a couple of bottles with friends and enjoy every minute.

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 enological techniques and methods. His father’s illness from years of working with chemical herbicides and pesticides was a major influence in his decision making. The soil itself suffered as well, losing its vitality as well as its ecosystem. Gonzalo has worked hard to restore the vitality of the vineyards, and has revived natural treatments and biodynamic practices to maintain healthy vineyards. They also follows the lunar cycle in vineyard and the winery. In the end, Gran Cerdo is all about the purest expression of fruit with whole bunch fermentation, no filtration, no stabilisation and minimal sulphur.