Daniel Gómez Jiménez-Landi Cantos del Diablo Garnacha
Cantos del Diablo (meaning, ‘Songs of the Devil’) is Dani Landi’s 1er cru single-vineyard, or ’vino de parcela’ Garnacha that from vines that sit 850 metres above sea level near the village of El Real de San Vicente. This is one of the Like all of Dani Landi’s wines, the fruit comes from biodynamically grown, hand-tended old vines. These 60-years-old vines are sparsely planted and quite exposed. In this cool, late ripening area the yields are low producing the signature twin Gredos characteristics of finesse and punchy fruit. The wine is made with the same care as all of Landi's wines, both the 1er crus and the village style. Whole bunches are fermented in open vats using natural yeasts, managed with pigéage, and aged for 12 months in 700L French oak barrels.
Pale and rather mineral nose. Very juicy and rose-petal flavoured. Chewy, sandy end. Hint of coffee grounds.
17 points, Jancis Robinson (March 2018)
This single vineyard Garnacha from the village of El Real de San Vicente, the 2015 Cantos del Diablo, was juicy and expressive, combining ripeness, power and restraint. The palate revealed power, with abundant, fine-grained tannins. It's quite impressive for the natural conditions of the year, that was extremely dry and hot. To get aromas like this in 2015 was not that easy. They waited and harvested these grapes quite late, after some rains that refreshed the grapes and delivered looser and more relaxed wines. This transcends the vintage, which is something that I find myself writing quite often in the wines from Landi.
94 points, Luis Gutierrez (December 2018)