Gran Cerdo, Tempranillo
This is a brilliant red that we have known and loved for years. It has a brilliant back story with a proper anarchic streak, but is also full of ripe red and black fruit, a pulpy texture and fresh as a whistle.
Winemaker Gonzalo Gonzalo was denied loans for the project to establish this winery and as a homage to the bankers who made these decisions, named this wine after them: Big Pigs. The pig on the label is chewing money and it is clear that this is a long way from the practices espoused by Gonzalo.
The wine is organic and biodynamic with minimal intervention and no oak aging at all.
The whole project has been widely referred to as a "breath of fresh air" in Rioja, encouraging smaller and more dynamic, focused and independent visions of the region to be made realities, bringing increased diversity and re-invigoration to this most established of regions.
"Fresh and floral with beguiling purity and pleasing soft fruits, juicy with bright flavours rounded out by minerality" - Leslie Williams, Irish Examiner
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