The greatness of Garnacha is never realised as well anywhere as in Gredos. Head West from Madrid and you'll find yourself in the high altitudes of the Sierra de Gredos. Clusters of very old bush vines dot its hillsides between huge granite rocks and alpine scrub.
On these sandy, granitic slopes 4Monos (four monkeys) organic viticulture make utterly terrior-transparent wines. Garnacha and Cariñena become floral, herbaceous, lifted and crystalline - more in common with Pinot than their Southern French counterparts. Whole cluster ferments with native yeasts and large old oak ageing amplify the elegant expression of a unique place.
GR 10 Tinto is the team's Vino de Sierra or "villages level" red from several parcels in Cadalso de Los Vidrios, San Martín de Valdeiglesias & Cenicientos. The grapes are typically cold macerated 50% whole cluster and 50% de-stemmed, wild yeast fermented for 30-40 days, then raised in 300, 400 and 500 litre used barrels for 9 months. This is a lively, fresh, and focused expression of the granitic soils and high elevation vineyards of the Sierra de Gredos.