Gran Cerdo Blanco 2017/18
The Gran Cerdo Blanco is produced by winemakers Mar Mot and Gonzalo Gonzalo in Fuenmayor in Rioja. 12 years ago they began producing wines using Gonzalo’s family grapes in an old style underground bodega in Fuenmayor. They also use grapes from Olite in Navarra. They do not age wines in oak (too expensive to use barrels and to store wines) and they still sell grapes to other bodegas in the area, so the best grapes are kept for Gran Cerdo. Most of the vines were planted by Gonzalo’s father 40 years ago. For the white varieties (Viura) they still use bush vines.
The Gran Cerdo Blanco has a pale colour, very fresh with good acidity, like a crisp green apple from the Viura. The slightly floral nose comes from the myriad of experimental white varieties in the blend.