Crushed & Cured

Gatito Loco, Blanco Organic, Rioja, 2022


A bright fruit-bursting wine that emphasises vineyard over bodega, which discards the hackneyed image of Rioja, everything about this wine is intentionally provocative to challenge your view on what Rioja is. Careful. This kitty has claws. Clean and crisp, intense yet fresh, the stone fruit, peachy notes are supported by tropical passion fruit and mango with citrus undertones. A long complex finish.

Cold pressed and pre-maceration for several days before a temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel.

Working with selected vineyards that have been converted and transformed into organic certified oases, the resulting wines are all about the fruit rather than winery and the ageing process. This ‘loco’ approach to the accepted Riojan wisdom has put the winery in stark contrast to the establishment and they seized their chance to create something fun, fresh and lively. Gatito Loco was born.

Country: Spain 

Region: Rioja 

Vintage: 2022

Grape Variety: Garnacha Blanca 

ABV: 12.5%

Size: 750ml 

Producer: de Alto