Gran Cerdo Tempranillo 2018, Spain
The one with the pig on the front, bold and smooth, low intervention
Everyone digs the big pig, named after the bankers who wouldn’t lend money to winemaker Gonzalo (who is currently transitioning - check out the back label).
We’ve sold this wine in our shop since day one and it has remained a firm favourite. It’s a Tempranillo from Rioja but doesn’t follow any of the rules (for the reds it all seems a lot more strict than the whites…).
Organically-grown grapes, whole bunch fermentation, no filtration, no stabilisation and minimal sulphur, this hands-off wine is full bodied with a light spicy note and an earthy aspect. Really good with a dinner from the Chapati Club (where it is listed).