Comando G's Gorgeous, Glorious Grenache 'Bruja de Rozas'
"They seem to go from strength to strength and are getting closer to their goal with some of their wines achieving world-class status! One of the most exciting new projects not only in Gredos, but in the whole of Spain!”
Fernando Garcia and Daniel Gómez Jiménez-Landi, the tireless duo behind Comando G, have opened the eyes of the world to the magic of Gredos. Through their work, this dramatic, mountainous area — home to some of the highest elevation vineyards on earth — has transformed the way that we understand what Garnacha (aka Grenache) can do.
Grenache is probably best known for making powerful, spicy wines from super ripe clusters that thrive in the warm Mediterranean sun. Aside from a few iconic exceptions (I’m looking at you, Château Rayas, Marcel Richaud, and Domaine Gramenon) Grenache-based wines are not exactly known for their airy delicacy.
But high in the Gredos mountains, Garcia and Landi have breathed new life into ancient vines on pure granite, producing wines of true freshness and finesse. And wine lovers have clearly taken notice, as the top wines from Commando G have become almost impossible to source and prices are rising quickly.
Once again, the pro move here is to buy the basic wine from the best producers — you’ll always be happy. The 2022 La Bruja from Commando G is no exception. From 40-60 year old vines on pure granite, at 900 meters, vinified and aged in old oak barrel, this is a perfect entry point to these magic mountain wines: all crushed herbs, crunchy red fruit and zippy mineral drive in a silky, ethereal wine that seems to dance in the glass.
Comando G, La Bruja de Rosas, 2022 $43.99
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