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Comando G Rozas 1er Cru Garnacha
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Comando G Rozas 1er Cru Garnacha 2018

SpainComando G is a partnership of minds, mates and winemakers Fernando GarcĂ­a and Dani Landi. They were drawn to the near-forgotten high altitude old-vine vineyards of Sierra de Gredos, near Madrid, and began to gain the trust of the previous generation(s) who had tended to these wind-swept vines for the Co-ops. With time, came trust, and the chance to see these old vines into these current wines.Taking its inspiration from Bourgogne, the 1er Cru Garnacha grapes come from a small, cool, 3ha plot at 900 meters, near the town of Rozas de Puerto Real. It was native fermented in open vats over 50 days prior to resting one year in 500L French barrels. Light crimson in hue, this opens and streams mineral salts along a lofty palate, perfumed with rock roses, wild raspberry, sapid plum, summer strawberry. Tannins are slight, striated, and sticky, jacketing this medium bodied, plumped red (13.5 degrees for garnacha!) to a lingering mineral, subtly spiced, lightly warming finish. Lovely delicate touch for garnacha, and best enjoyed with a slight chill.Tasted: 15 May 2020Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 75.00 private wine shops Producer: Comando GDistributors: Sur Lie
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Grape: GarnachaUPC: 8437018704293