Comando G Rozas 1er Cru 2019
33.35€ (Inc. VAT bot. 75 cl.) / Spain
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The 2019 Rozas 1er Cru was still finishing its élevage when I tasted it in November 2020. This comes from six plots that total six hectares of vines in the paraje or zone known as Arroyo Mingogil at the bottom of the Cerro de los Corzos (where Las Umbrías is) in the village of Rozas de Puerto Real at 900 meters in altitude, where the sandy granite soils have a higher content of silt. The wine is produced with minute attention to all details, getting rid of each grain that is not perfect before fermenting with the stems in oak vats with indigenous yeasts and with a very long infusion/maceration. The wine matured in a 1,200-liter concrete tulip, a 1,400-liter oak foudre and a 1,500-liter oak vat for 10 months, then was blended and transferred to a 3,000-liter oak foudre and some large barrels, which is where I tasted it from. This completed malolactic quite early, and the wine feels very ready. The effect of the heat is quite mild, and the wine has a more Mediterranean profile with plenty of aromatic herbs and wild berries with a touch of cinnamon. The palate is juicy, with a grainy texture and chalky tannins. This should improve with a little more time, and the tannins should get polished. They expect this vintage to deliver around 5,400 bottles that should be filled in early 2021.
Between 16ºC and 18ºC
Fermented with indigenous yeasts in French oak foudres. Aged for 12 months in 500 liter French oak barrels.
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