Comando G 'Mataborricos' Garnacha, Carinena 2020
The lighter, juicier, companion wine to La Bruja de Rozas. The difference here being that some Cariñena is in the mix, the maceration is lighter leaving the wine a lovely translucent ruby colour, and the wine develops in clay tinaja for one year before bottling, leaving a lovely granular texture to the soft tannins. The red fruit is spicy with piquant acidity - this is one that can be served slightly chilled.
The vineyards that Daniel and Fernando have assembled are all farmed biodynamically. These vines all range in age from 50 to 80 years old and are planted on sandy soils weathered from granite, slate and quartz. A combination of high altitude, freely draining soils, and a mild and fairly humid micro-climate – for central Spain – guarantees a long growing season and a modest alcohol level in the finished wines. The resultant wines are startlingly pale, extraordinarily aromatic and intensely flavorful. Each site is harvested by hand, usually in October, fermented by indigenous yeasts in open top French oak casks then aged in a combination of 500-700L French oak barrels, foudre and clay amphorae.