4 Monos Viticultores 'GR10' Vino Blanco de la Sierra de Gredos 2019
4 Monos (4 Monkeys) is a team of four friends and lovers of wine native to this region. As is typical of The New Spain, this “gang of four” assembled in a less conventional manner: they met while hiking in the Gredos mountains, one of the most profound wine terroirs to emerge in recent years.
It is this terroir that 4 Monos champions with organic farming, and articulates so beautifully with their utterly crystalline and transparent wines. 4 Monos is comprised of winemakers Javier García (formerly the head winemaker at Méntrida icon Bodegas Jiménez-Landi) and Laura García, wine-lover David Velasco, and vineyard holder David Moreno, and 2010 was their first vintage as a team.
The GR-10 Blanco is a “villages” white from vineyards in Cadalso de Los Vidrios (80-100yr old Albillo) and San Martín de Valdeiglesias (young Macabeo/Moscatel). Grapes were hand-harvested, cold-macerated whole cluster for 12 hours, gently pressed and wild yeast fermented in steel tank and used 300 & 600L French barrels, and raised in the same vessels on fine lees for 6 months. The finished wine was blended, lightly clarified with bentonite and bottled without filtration. This is a fresh mountain white with lovely aromatics and delicious drinkability.