No one has done more than Dani Landi and Fernando Garcia at cult producer Comando G to revitalise the reputation of garnacha (aka grenache). They have shown that with early harvesting dates, respectful viticiulture, old bush vines and zero new wood, wines can be made with the perfume and compact elegance of pinot noir while still capturing the peppery, garriguey character of their area.
There are three hectares of old Garnacha vines spread out among the villages of Cadalso de los Vidrios and Rozas de Puerto Real, near the Sierra de Gredos mountains, on granite soil and at an altitude of between 900 and 1,000 metres.
La Bruja is made from the grapes grown in two vineyards located in Cadalso de los Vidrios (Madrid) which together add up to 2.5 hectares of granite soils, planted with 50 to 80-year old vines. The grapes from both vineyards are fermented and aged separately in wooden vats, using native yeasts and gentle maceration processes. Ageing takes place in French oak, first in 25-Hl vats and then in 500-litre barrels, over a total of five months, which produces 5,000 bottles. This wine, according to Dani Landi and Fernando Garcia, is Ùjovial and young, itÕs the pure essence of fresh fruit, and a great introduction to the world of our Garnacha winesÎ. Its enchanting labels Ò which show the ÔbrujaÕ (the witch) carrying out various winemaking tasks Ò change with every vintage