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La Breña, Comando G 2018

Tasting Notes

The red 2018 La Breña is one of the latest additions to the range and was only previously produced in 2016. It is from a small plot in the same zone of Villanueva de Ávila as Rumbo al Norte, a 0.3-hectare vineyard on very shallow granite and sandstone soils at 1,100 meters in altitude. This is only 100 meters away from Rumbo al Norte, yet the wines are quite different. They work all their vineyards organically and biodynamically, and the fermentation for the single-vineyard wines is similar, with the full clusters in oak vats with indigenous yeast, a very delicate extraction and a long maceration (60 days). The wine matured in a concrete tulip (not exactly an egg, it has a different shape) for 14 months. It has more finesse than the initial 2016, but it doesn't seem to reach the finesse of the other plots in 2018. It's juicy and has a gentle texture, and the granite is quite subtle. It's a step up over 2016. 1,064 bottles were filled in March 2020.

Luis Gutierrez, RobertParker.com, November 2020
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