Comando G Villanueva is a village wine crafted from 60-year-old Grenache vines in the municipality of the same name, rooted in granitic soil. Hand-harvested and respectfully cultivated, the grapes undergo minimal intervention, fermenting with native yeasts in open oak vats for 45 days. The wine matures for 10 months in foudres and demijohns before being bottled without filtering or clarifying.
Notes on the Producer
Comando G Viticultores was founded by Daniel Gómez Landi and Fernando Garcia. Daniel and Fernando met in 2005 when studying viticulture and enology at the University of Madrid. They were both involved in different wine projects by then, but as a result of their friendship, philosophy of work and common interest about wine they soon decided to start a project together. “Comando G was born in 2008 with the goal to make wines that reflect the place, the landscape and the identity of our vineyards”. In other words – “Terroir”. They decided to make and classify their wines according to the Burgundy system of Village, 1er Cru and Grand Cru wines. And the sole reason to defy this status is the vineyard.
The vehicles used to achieving this goal were the extremely old Garnacha (Granache) vineyards common to the high altitude of the Gredos mountains of central Spain. And the “role model” they choose – Chateau Rayas, arguably the best producer of 100% Granache based wines in the world.
The work in the cellar is traditional and handcrafted with minimal intervention. 100% whole clusters are used, followed by slow maceration, fermentation in open oak vats and elevage in various size used oak barrels, demi-muids and foudres.