Gran Cerdo Blanco 2019, Gonzalo Grijalba (Rioja, Spain)
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Grapes: Viura (80%) and many other white grape varieties (20%) Style: White ABV: 11.5% Production: Organic, biodynamic Any added sulphites: Minimal Filtered: Yes Size: 75cl
Gran Cerdo Blanco is a crisp refreshing wine with a delicate lemon-yellow colour. Scents of cut grass, peaches and lemongrass. On the palate, dry with a pronouced acidity leading to a short and refreshing finish.
Gran Cerdo is all about great natural wine with whole bunch fermentation, light filtration, no stabilisation and minimal sulphur. Viticulture is organic (although not certified). This white is made by theenfant terribleof Rioja, Gonzalo Grijalba. Having first studied biology at the University of Leon and then oenology at the University of Rioja, he proceeded to make biodynamic wine on his parents' land in the hills surrounding Fuenmayor. The Gran Cerdo Blanco is an exotic blend of mainly Viura with a little Muscat, Riesling and Sauvignon Blanc among others. As ever, very little information is contained on the label other than a rant on the back label aimed at the bank managers who refused to lend him money to develop his business.