Comando G 'Navatalgordo,' Sierra de Gredos, Spain 2022

Comando G 'Navatalgordo,' Sierra de Gredos, Spain 2022

Comando G 'Navatalgordo,' Sierra de Gredos, Spain 2022

Tucked away amongst rugged peaks of the Sierra de Gredos, just a short trip from Madrid, Daniel Jimenez-Landi & Fernando Garcia have been quietly crafting some of Spain's best wines since 2008 under the name Comando G. At this point, the secret is out, but production remains minuscule. From the beginning, the duo has adopted a Burgundian philosophy regarding their wine production style.

Pairing: Spiced Fish Stew, beef 

Grape: Grenache 

Soil: Sandy granite (900 meters altitude)

Viticulture: Practicing organic and biodynamic

Reviewed by Luis Gutiérrez: Wine Advocate: 96pts

The 2022 Navatalgordo, a village red from the village of the same name, is one of two completely new village wines from 2022, as the one from Rozas is an evolution of the Rozas 1er Cru. This was produced to reflect the character of the village, showcasing wines with tension and sharpness. It comes from soils with lots of quartz and was made with their own grapes and ones purchased from growers that have been working together with them at an average 1,100 meters in altitude. It fermented with full clusters in concrete and oak vats with 35- to 40-day maceration, and its élevage was in concrete and oak foudres. This village produces wines with lower alcohol, lower pH and higher acidity, even in warmer years like 2022. And the wine has more color, even if the alcohol is lower, from the cold. It's a wine that needs more time, more Barolo with a chalky character and slow development. It has a very floral and expressive nose, with electric acidity, and is tense, serious. This is the 2022 that feels less like 2022... Only with time in the glass did it develop some meaty aromas (Bovril?) and spiciness, which pointed at a warmer year and more Gevrey character. It has a contained 13% alcohol and a pH of around 3.0! Incredible parameters for a year like 2022. 11,047 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2023. Only a little sulfur was added at bottling time, never before, as they feel the profile of the wine is more apt to work without added sulfur.

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Wine Type
red wine
Grape
grenache
Viticulture
organic biodynamic
Country
spain
Region
vinos de madrid

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