Cojón de Gato, Teta de Vaca, Ojo de Liebre, which literally translates to Cat Bollocks, Teat of the Cow and Eye of the Hare in Shakespeare’s language… Wine Animals is Vinos Divertidos’ most politically incorrect range, with the most irreverent names. So, what’s the relation between these names and the wine world? In reality, all of these wines are named after uncommon indigenous Spanish grapes varieties, some of them in danger of extinction.
We bring the tradition of these old varieties and the design innovation together, creating really easy to drink wines, where the fruit predominates over the oak. We aspire to surprise and axcite our audience, using these non-orthodox varieties to move away from the formalisms and traditional wine stereotypes.
Cojón de Gato
“Pepe, you are losing your mind” was what we first heard when we announced the launch of Cojón de Gato. “How are you going to name Cat Bollocks a wine?”
Cojón de Gato, Botón de Gato, Pito de Gato, Cojón de Mico or Cojón de Médico is the name of a Spanish indigenous grapes, in danger of extinction, and used once to give a full body to other wine coupages.
Since he was young, Pepe already knew the peculiar Cojón de Gato grape. It was a rounded table grape, with an intense claret colour. Agustina, his aunt, used to give it to him as a dessert, only when he behaved. He always thought that was a funny name for a grape and promised himself one day he would elaborate wine with this variety.
This is the first wine elaborated by Vinos Divertidos, a coupage of Merlot, Syrah and Cojón de Gato, which leaves nobody indifferent. A cojonudo wine, indeed.
Cojón de Gato Gewürztraminer
At some point, Cojón de Gato stopped being just a wine and became a philosophy on itself. A fun and joyful way of understanding wine, without etiquettes. That led us to start elaborating a white Cojón de Gato. An unusual and surprising Gewurztraminer, crafted in the Aragonese Pre-Pyrene. A blending with Chardonnay allows us to tame the Gewurztraminer’s typical oversweetness, in order to create a balanced wine, with a sweet beginning and a slightly bitter ending. Gewurz-tastiness!
Ojo de Liebre
As all good things come in threes, now it’s the time of Ojo de Liebre. In reality, this variety is fairly well known, although it hides under different names. Tempranillo, Tinta Fina, Tinta de Toro, Tinta del País, Cencibel, Ojo de Liebre, or Ull de Llebre en Cataluña, is the name how Tempranillo is known depending on the wine region. 100% Tempranillo, this wine shows the versatility of the variety
Teta de Vaca
After recovering Cojón de Gato from the oblivion, our effort to recover indigenous grapes didn’t stop there. This particular battle took us to Calatayud, land of Garnachas. Here, we discover a grape variety called Teta de Vaca. In the ancient Rome it was known as Bumasti, and it was the favourite of the roman soldiers in Calatayud. Its grains are long and thick, from the same family of the Jaén variety. A blending with Garnacha makes this wine unique.
Cojón de Gato Garnacha Blanca y Godello
In order to celebrate our 10th anniversary, we decided to launch 2 limited edition wines, taking the Cojón de Gato philosophy to the next level.
Cojón de Gato Garnacha Blanca is elaborated in Somontano, with 100% Garnacha Blanca.
Elaborated in Valdeooras, Cojón de Gato Godello is made to explore the freshness of the peculiar Godello variety.
Moristel is an indigenous variety which only grows in Somontano (not to confuse with Monastrel). We are one of the few wineries in the world which elaborate wine with 100% Moristel, without blendings. Produced from 5,000 organically farmed older Moristel vines nearly 700m above sea level, this wine transports you to the Pre-Pyrenees. Wild berries, terroir and sotobosque aromas, conforms this Pyrene jewel.