2018 Teso la Monja Alabaster 0.375ltr
This Spanish top wine is produced by winery Teso La Monja, an exclusive winery, one of the beautiful wineries of Hermanos Eguren.
The Alabaster is now the full successor of the Termanthia (The Numanthia and Termanthia vineyard sold the EGUREN family in 2007 to Luis Vutton, Hennesy Moet & Chandon - LVMH and started a new project in the same year: Bodegas Teso la Monja). The EGUREN family consistently continues its tradition of care and quality. The grapes are picked exclusively by hand and collected in small boxes to avoid damage. The yield is only 9hl/ha, so extremely low. The wine is aged for 18 months in new French oak. Harvested exclusively from vines with an average age of 100 years from the pre-phylloxera period, so still original vines / ungrafted vines (own rooted Vitis vinifera). The Alabster is a full aromatic wine. Plums, blackcurrants, cherries, minerals, a hint of mocha and beautiful tannins and a grand finale. This wine has enormous potential.
Unique version in a 0.375 ltr bottle - only a handful of bottles are made.
The Spanish winery Teso La Monja is located in the Toro. The winery heralds a new era for the Eguren family in DO Toro, a land from which she fell in love with the capacity of the old pre-phylloxera vines. Teso La Monja was founded in 2007. Wines that bring the potential of the Tinta de Toro with elegance, finesse and freshness, shared by all wines of the Eguren family attributes. The Almirez, Victorino and also the great Romanico (unprecedented good value for money in our opinion) are invariably 90+ Parker and Penin wines. Not surprising knowing that the Eguren family is also behind the Alabaster cult wine.
The Teso La Monja winery is located on north-facing loam soils with gravel on the surface, providing longer vegetative cycles for achieving balanced, powerful yet elegant wines that convey the maximum potential of soil minerality.
|Type of Wine
|Castilla y Leon
|Teso La Monja
|Drinking as of
|James Suckling rating
|Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
|Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard