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Gonzalo Grijalba, Gran Cerdo Tempranillo 2022

Get to know: Gonzalo Grijalba, Gran Cerdo Tempranillo

Tasting Note

A perfect example of a wine so good, you can't believe the price. Made using a low intervention method and organic processes, this wine is a fine example of the Tempranillo grape. A clear cherry red in the glass with aromas of red fruits and cassis with earthy notes. Light and juicy with great acidity with plenty of sweet red fruit flavours. It tells you none of this on the label, just a story about greedy bankers.

Kate Says

"A wine for the rebels! Love these guys. Brilliant value natural wine, not too funky, lots of great fruit. All about purity and freshness, and their mission is about bringing old vineyards back to life."

Producer Info

Gonzalo Grijalba created Gran Cerdo as an apparent and evident jab at a few bank executives who refused to permit him a loan to start his venture. The label symbolised by a flying pig represents his mocking statement and sense of sweet revenge. 

Gonzalo started and continued his venture using his family’s vineyards. He rejected all market-driven formulae, conformism, chemical treatments, and practices to protect the natural qualities of the terroir. Instead, he implemented his distinct methods and techniqueswhile respecting the land and the traditions left behind by Gonzalo’s forefathers. On top of that, his approaches balance this sense of reverence with the modern oenological systems. 

This decision of Gonzalo was significantly influenced by his father’s illness caused by contact with pesticides and herbicides for several years. Additionally, the soil of the vineyards suffered substantially and lost its vitality due to it. Over the years, Gonzalo has worked tirelessly to restore the fertility of the land. For that reason, he has worked with only biodynamic practices.

This wine is suitable for consumption by Vegetarians and Vegans.

This wine has been produced using a biodynamic process.

This wine has naturally low sulphite (SO2) levels

This wine has no added sulphites (SO2).

Spain, Rioja




Medium Bodied