Garmón is the latest project of the respected García family who owns Mauro in Castilla y León and San Román in Toro. With 30 years of experience as winemaker at Vega Sicilia, Mariano García and his two sons, Alberto and Eduardo García Montaña, form a winning team. They have also been gathering experience in Ribera del Duero. Mariano is a partner at Aalto and the family consulted Astrales for many years.
With around 60,000 bottles, Garmón —a name which joins the family’s García and Montaña surnames— retails in Spain at around €38.
The new premises are located in the village of Olivares de Duero (Valladolid), barely 20 kilometres away from Mauro. Grapes are sourced from old vine plots dotted across various villages further east, in the province of Burgos. Moradillo de Roa on the river Duero’s left bank boasts high-altitude vineyards (up to 1,000 metres) with clay soils topped by sand.
On the right bank, in the vicinity of Aranda de Duero, the García Family is very fond both of the finesse and balance found at La Aguilera, where they work with long-established purveyors, and the small patches of vines found around the villages of Tubilla del Lago, Baños and Hontoria de Valdearados, an area unaffected by land consolidation. Here, most vineyards are grown on slopes up to almost 900 metres with predominance of chalky soils. The family also envisages acquiring some vineyards around Peñafiel-Valbuena-Olivares (Valladolid) in the near future.