Producer Gonzalo Grijalba's table wine from the Rioja region using 100% Tempranillo grapes is created in a simple, juicy unoaked style. Fruit is sourced from 4.5 hectares of 35-year-old de-classified Rioja vines.
The approach is very much low intervention with whole bunch fermentation, no fining/filtration, no stabilization and minimal sulphur usage at bottling stage only. It's a wine which represents excellent value for money in this style.
On the nose there is red fruit and cassis with a certain earthiness. The palette is very juicy, and fruit-forward given the lack of oak influence. Finish is medium and fresh, leaving the drinker wanting another gulp. It's a very approachable medium-bodied red wine to drink right away. Pair with roast chicken, chorizo, grilled aubergine.
Joint venture between Colli Berici and Cielo family in Veneto. Cooperative producing great value wines...