Lo Petit Fantet d'Hippolyte Rouge - Friday
NAME OF VIGNERON: Gonzalo Gonzalo Grijalba
LOCATION (village and region): Rioja, Spain
GRAPE/BLEND: 100% Tempranillo
SUSTAINABLE/ORGANIC/BIODYNAMIC: Organic, not certified
SUITABLE FOR VEGETARIANS/VEGANS: Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
ALLERGENS (EGGS AND/OR MILK): None Used.
TASTING NOTE: The wine has real character, all the juicy elements of Tempranillo, with no oak to mask its charm. It has a natural way about it but with no funkiness. Cherry-red, purplish, brilliant colour with primary notes of fresh fruit, strawberries, raspberries, cherries and violets with clean mineral tones from the granite, this little natural wine is phenomenal value.
FOOD RECOMMENDATION: roasted chicken, slow cooked roast shoulder of lamb with thyme or a salad of Canteloupe melon, chorizo and artichoke.