Granito del Cadalso 2017
Vinos de Madrid (Sierra de Gredos), Spain
$19.99 / $15.99 case (use code granito)
- Made by Fer Garcia & Dani Landi of Comando G
- One of Spain's most important producers is behind this everyday value of pure, unadulterated cement tank made Grenache.
- The fruit comes from 20-70 year-old vines planted in sand and granite soils at 500-1,000 meters in elevation!
The village of Cadalso de los Vidrios is situated at the foot of the Sierra de Gredos. For centuries workshops here made glass windows for the palaces of Spain from the granitic sands of the region. Ancient, head-pruned vines of Garnacha planted in these same soils make for equally transparent wine. Garnet in color with vibrant flavors of red fruits, laurel and orange peel, Granito del Caldalso is made under the guidance of famed winemakers Dani Landi and Fernando Garcia from Comando G.
92 points Jed Dunnuck
“From old-vine Grenache, the 2017 Granito del Cadalso comes from sand and granite soils, and was brought up all in concrete tanks. This Pinot Noir-like beauty offers notes of wild strawberries, rose hips, violets, and crushed rocks. Medium-bodied, with remarkable purity and vibrancy, it still has ample power and richness. This is a fabulous expression of Grenache that’s almost too good to be true.”