Comando G La Bruja de Rozas
The La Bruja de Rozas is a Villages style wine. The name translates to ‘the witch of Rozas.’ Superstitions and rumours abound in the area where near ever-present and eerie cloud cover that sits. The fruit is sourced from several vineyards around near the village of Rozas. And there is more than a hint of Villages Burgundy about the La Bruja. Expect dried cherries and herb notes on the nose and pinpoint signature Gredos/Comando G acidity. A great introduction to Comando G and Sierra de Gredos Garnacha.
The Viños de Madrid area is a mountainous region outside Spain’s capital. There, a few diligent producers have tapped great old vines—mostly Garnacha—to make wines that balance the power of 2000s-era Spain with today’s expectations of nuance. Fernando García and Dani Landi’s Comando G—a collection of rugged, organically farmed parcels in the Sierra de Gredos mountains—is perhaps the best argument for how quietly gorgeous wine from here can be. The Bruja is their 'village' wine, from a mix of sites near 850m in elevation. It exudes both the wild, sun-touched side of Garnacha found in these mountains with a quiet red fruit that walks lightly without being weak, plus intense accents of toasted black mustard seed and iodine.
Punch, punchdrink.com, December 2018