2020 Comando G "La Breña 1er Cru", Cebreros, Spain

La Breña is more open and forward with rounder tannins but shares a similarly sleek expression as its neighbor. It is the perfect contrast to the Rozas 1er Cru, which comes from slightly warmer vineyards at a lower elevation.



La Breña is a 0.5-hectare parcel of Garnacha a short distance from Rumbo al Norte. The grapes come from 60-year-old vines on sand, granite, and sandstone soils. Grapes were hand harvested, whole-cluster, natural yeast fermentation in an oak vat, 60-day maceration. 10 months in a 1200L French Oak vat, vegan.


Daniel Landi and Fernando Garcia, friends since college, found themselves working in the area centered around the Sierra de Gredos: Daniel at his family’s estate, Bodegas Jimenez-Landi, and Fernando at Bodega Marañones. Drawn to the mountains and rumors of small, nearly inaccessible vineyard plots located high in the Sierra de Gredos, over time, they began purchasing and leasing the best sites they could find, creating their own project, Comando G in 2008. Along with the pioneers of the Priorat, Daniel and Fernando are redefining what was previously viewed as a workhorse variety, Garnacha, into something that can rival the elegance and finesse of Pinot in Burgundy or Syrah in the northern Rhône.

The vineyards that Daniel and Fernando have assembled are all farmed biodynamically. These vines range 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.


Grape(s) Garnacha
Farming Biodynamic