4 Monos, "Aguja del Fraile" Cadalso Tinto 2016Regular price $48.00 Save $-48.00
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Variety: Grenache and Carignan
4 Monos means “4 monkeys” and refers to four friends and lovers of wine native to the region of Madrid. This “gang of four” assembled in an extraordinary manner, while hiking in the Gredos mountains. This is a landscape that is a meeting of Mediterranean and Alpine; the region is often deemed magical for its beauty and diversity. The 4 Monos, with various backgrounds, have a unified mentality: organic wine practice, minimalism in the cellar, a focus on the land and variances in terroir. While the friends only founded 4 Monos in 2009, they are bringing the potential of the Gredos terroir to the world’s attention."Aguja del Fraile" means simply “friar’s needle,” referring to the rugged peaks surrounding the village of Cadalso de Los Vidrios. The wine is sourced from four high elevation plots averaging 800 meters in altitude and 70 year old vines. Its blend is mostly Grenache with a small amount of Carignan. The wine undergoes a typical 4 Monos treatment of whole cluster fermentation, then ages in Austrian and French oak for 14-15 months. The Cadalso style comes out in the purity and texture of this wine.