Four friends native to the Sierra De Gredos – winemakers Javier and Laura Garcia, wine-lover David Velasco and vineyard holder David Morena- birthed the winery 4 Monos, and they rightfully belong on the list of the so-called “New Spain” wave of producers. Together they acquired over 5 hectares of vineyards and a small bodega in Cadalso de los Vidrios. Their first vintage was 2010. Fascinating, lively, affordable and highly representative of terroir.
Sierra de Gredos lives up to its reputation. Located 80km west of Madrid, this majestic mountain range sits between 600 and 1200 meters in elevation and spreads over three different appellations: Vinos de Madrid, Castilla y León, and Méntrida. Winemaking in this region is hands-off and traditional. Old bush vines planted on sand, granite, and schist intermingle with sweet-scented olive, almond and chestnut trees, chamomile, and wildflowers. A holy collision between the Mediterranean and the Alpine.
“Sierra de Gredos is a wine region that has been attracting the attention of many wine professionals and wine lovers recently, not only for its quality potential of its old vines but the stylistic profile of their delicate Garnachas, a world away from the concentrated, broad and dark Garnachas from Aragon or Priorat.” (“Gredos Pinot-like Garnacha” by Ferran Centelles. www.jancisrobinson.com).