Daniel Landi and Fernando Garcia epitomize the new generation of winemakers now emerging in Spain. Working in the remote Sierra de Gredos, about an hour’s drive from Madrid, their wines push the limits of the terroir and the Garnacha grape.
The Comando G vineyards, comprised of just 5 hectares, are between 50 and 80 years old, and grow in mostly granite soils. Employing organic and biodynamic viticulture, the almost impossible to reach terrain is tilled using mules and minimal machinery in order to protect the delicate sub-soil.
In the hands of Dani and Fernando, the Garnacha vines, growing in the cool altitudes of between 900 to 1200 metres above sea-level, are transformed into beautifully perfumed, expressive wines that rival the ﬁnesse and elegance of Burgundian Pinot Noir and the Syrah’s of Hermitage.
“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!” Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate