Comando G Tierra de Castilla y Leon 'El Tamboril' 2015
Self-proclaimed ‘Garnachistas,’ Comando G focuses on single-vineyard Grenache, hailing from rugged, mountain top vineyards across Gredos. ‘El Tamboril’ is a blend of organic and biodynamic Garnacha Gris + Garnacha Blanca, from 60+ year old vines rooted in sandy granite soils. Fruit is whole cluster pressed and vinified in large oak barrels; rich & round, balanced by zippy acidity and firm structure. Delicious with savory chicken or dishes.
One of the 'big three' European wine giants along with France and Italy, but perhaps the one with the most untapped potential, with many ascendant regions and producers just now finding an audience.