4 Monos, Vinos de Madrid "GR 10" Tinto 2018Regular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Variety: Garnacha, Carignan, and Syrah
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.
The GR-10 is named after one of the most famous walking trails of the Iberian Peninsula, linking Lisbon to Valencia. As the 4 Monos met while hiking, it is only natural they named their wine for a trail. This is a village level wine with the vineyards sourced from Cadalso de los Vidrios, San Martín de Valdeiglesias, and Cenicientos, a true Vinos de Madrid. The grapes are half whole cluster and half destemmed (different from their other wines which are all whole cluster fermented). The wine is then aged in neutral barrels of various sizes for nine months before release.