2014 Comando G Las Umbrias Las Rozas de Puerto Real, Spain, Madrid, Gredos, Wine Review

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Some wines are special for more than what's in the bottle.  Such is this bottle.  My wife and I visited the Gredos are just west of Madrid, Spain and few years ago and were blow away by the beauty, the quality of wine and the people making it in an area that I had never heard of prior to planning the trip.  These are very old, high altitude vineyards on sandy soils growing Grenache which is being made by a whole new group of young winemakers.  And the wines are just a unique.  This is Garnacha but unlike any from other locations.  Very light garnet in color, clear and bright.  The nose is i

2015 4 Monos Albillo Real, Spain, Madrid, Gredos - Wine Review


A really interesting wine.  We visited the winery in Gredos and brought this back.  Gredos is about 35 minutes west of Madrid and the vineyards are old, planted on sandy soils at high altitudes in windy conditions.  Albillo Real is the traditional white grape used in the area (most of the wines are Garnacha).  Deep gold in color.  The nose is nice withcrushed shells, herbal notes of wintergreen and thyme, and minerals.  On the palate, those carry thru.  Slight peach as well.  Medium bodied.  Slightly oily in texture.  Served with a Morrocan spiced Carrot Salad, this worked quite well.  Nice

Vinos de Madrid: Wine Tradition in Spain’s Capital

Madrid is not only the capital of Spain but also one of Europe’s great cultural centers. Tourists flock to Madrid to see its museums and plazas and to enjoy Spain’s famous tapas. Many visitors don’t realize that Madrid has a wine region all its own, the Vinos de Madrid Denomination of Origin (DO).