Comando G
Tumba del Rey Moro2018
Castilla y LeonSpain

£106.00

Comando G, Tumba del Rey Moro, 2018

Comando G
Tumba del Rey Moro2018
Castilla y LeonSpain

£106.00

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Tumba del Rey Moro is an absurd vineyard. Rather than a vineyard, it looks like the aftermath of an ancient landslide, with several small natural terraces irregularly planted with vines. Until a few years ago the site was nearly inaccessible and overgrown with scrub brush. Yet when Dani and Fernando heard rumour of this plot, they spent several months trying to locate it and clear a path so they could farm it. Despite its pale in colour, the wine is wonderfully fresh and intensely flavoured with juicy red fruit, mineral and floral notes, and a touch of blood orange.

About Comando G

Daniel Landi and Fernando García have been friends since college. Successful winemakers in their own right – Dani at his family’s estate, Bodegas Jimenez-Landi and Fer at Bodega Marañones - in 2008 they started a winemaking project together: Comando G. Along with the pioneers of Priorat, Dani and Fer are redefining Garnacha, previously viewed as a workhorse variety, into something that can rival the elegance and finesse of Burgundian Pinot Noir or Syrah in the northern Rhône.

The duo work with several small, isolated plots perched high up in the mountainous Sierra de Gredos to create truly unique, terroir-expressive wines. The vineyards that Daniel and Fernando have assembled are all farmed biodynamically, with vines ranging in age from 50 to 80 years old. According to Wine Advocate writer Luis Gutierrez, "they improve their vineyards from the moment they buy or rent them [...] The quality of their wines is what they strive to improve the most, and the results are there.”

In the winery their winemaking is considered and precise, gently coaxing out the delicate balance of fruit character and terroir from each site. It is this commitment to a sense of place, nuance, and finesse that make their wines among the most compelling in Spain.