4 Monos - Albillo Real 2018
Region: Sierra de Gredos / Madrid
A plush fruited, ripe and exotic white. Medium bodied with notes of tropical fruit, white flowers and citrus. Smooth yet very fresh. Lovely.
Nots for nerds:
This wine comes from three very old vine (90+ years) vineyards in Cadalso de los Vidrios. The sites sit on sandy granitic soils at an altitude of 800m.
The wine is whole cluster pressed and tank fermented before seeing a 10 month elevage in older oak.
4 Monos is the project of four Madrid locals; 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. They have spent the last 10 years slowly building up their own holdings and acquiring a small winery, while still working with local organic growers.
Their focus is on organic vineyards and minimal intervention in the wine, while supporting less known local varieties such as Morenillo.