White Wine Canto del Grillo Cri Cri 2020

White wine from Somontano. Varietal Chardonnay fermented and aged for 6 months in French oak barrels.

Fermented in Barrel. 6 Months mixing in barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Somontano
Grapes Varieties: Chardonnay,
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Availability: In stock

Product Description

Produced by El Grillo y la Luna, Canto del Grillo Cri Cri is a varietal Chardonnay wine halfway between Californian and Burgundian Chards.

The grapes are sourced from the Pelegrín parcel, a vineyard with limestone and gravel soils situated at 390 metres above sea level, in DO Somontano.

Harvested at the beginning ot September, the grapes were first cooled at 4ºC, gently crushed and then pressed undestemmed. Then the wine must of this Chardonnay fermented and aged in oak was left for 24 hours at a temperature of 2ºC, thus naturally drawing off the wine must through gravity.

Then this Spanish white wine was transferred with the fine lees into new French oak barrels, where it fermented for 15 days under controlled temperature.

After that, Canto del Grillo Cri Cri 2020 was aged for 6 months in the barrels, clarified through gravity and bottled.

Pair this white wine from Somontano with baked fish recipes, creamy and semi-hard cheeses and white meat recipes.

Additional Information
Additional Information

The white wine Canto del Grillo Cri Cri is medium yellow with some golden tinges.


This varietal Chardonnay opens tight, so it is worth decanting it. As it gets exposed to air, it suggests luxurious aromas of tropical fruit and ripe white fruit, with notes of fine wood and exotic spices, and subtle floral and earthy notes.


Lush and creamy, this wine from bodega El Grillo y la Luna has a rather opulent palate, with creamy pineapples, passion fruit and notes of cedar and cinnamon. Acidity is nonetheless crisp, and the wine manages to keep good freshness and balance all the way to a long, fruity finish.

Our personal opinion

The lovers of New World Chardonnay wines should definitely try Canto del Grillo Cri Cri 2020. They will not be disappointed.

Year 2020
Type White
D.O. Somontano
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 10-12ºC
Ageing Fermented in Barrel
Type of ageing Months mixing in barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 6
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
Mono-Varietal Chardonnay
Pairings Aged cheeses, Baked whitefish, Blue cheeses, bluefish, Cured cheeses, Fish and gravey, Fish and vegitables, Risotto, Smoked foods, Soup and rice, White meat with gravy
Taste Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Family reunion, Romantic Dinner, To bring to an engagement
1 Review
first rate Chard
Unexpectedly good Chard. This really deserves some attention: mineral, fruit-driven and gently creamy, but not super buttery. Lots to enjoy here.
Review by (Posted on 8 March 2022)
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