Comando G is the brainchild of renowned Spanish winemakers Daniel Landi and Fernando Garcia, two long-time friends with impressive viticultural backgrounds. Back in 2008, Daniel and Fernando were working around Sierra de Gredos, a rugged, cool-climate area located not too far from Madrid. Both were captivated by the area’s off-the-beaten-path vineyard sites, as well as their potential for producing refreshing, well-balanced wines. The pair began renting, purchasing, and slowly acquiring plots around the region; in 2008, Comando G was officially born.
The vineyard sites that Daniel and Fernando acquired are nothing short of impressive. All plots are rooted into sandy, granitic soils and are farmed organically and biodynamically, with many of the vines ranging from 50 to 80 years in age. Despite the stereotypical heat of central Spain, the vineyards’ high altitudes, well-draining soils, and relatively moist climate make the area a no-brainer for cultivating grapes, specifically Garnacha, which is the focus at Comando G. Each site is bottled as a single-vineyard (vino de parcela) wine, as terroir reflection is the ultimate goal of Daniel and Fernando.
Come harvest, all fruit is picked by hand. In the cellar, fermentations are done exclusively with native yeasts in open-top casks, followed by aging in large-format French oak barrels and clay amphorae. The resulting wines are delicate, perfumed, and bursting with flavor, marked with fine-grained tannins and a distinct minerality unique to this corner of the world. Dare we call these wines the Burgundy of Spain? We’ll let you be the judge.