2019 Teso la Monja Victorino
The vineyards are located in Zamora, Valdefinjas and Villabuena. Toro is certainly famous for many ungrafted/original vines that are not affected by the grape aphid (Pre-phylloxera). The sandy soils prevented the louse from digging tunnels to reach the area. This is in contrast to more than 95% of all vineyards that were lost in that time, so we are still talking about ungrafted and therefore original authentic grapes (vines).
This is again top notch. 100% Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo). The grapes are picked exclusively by hand and collected in small boxes to avoid damage. The yield is 15hl/ha. 15 months aging in French oak. Harvested exclusively from vines 45 years and older. Victorino is a very intensive, versatile, full-bodied Toro wine with a lot of body. Black fruit, cocoa, spices, minerals and a long impressive aftertaste. Complex, concentrated, full-bodied, supple wine. Ripe black fruit, minerals, spices, roasted tones, ripe full tannins and an impressive finish.
The EGUREN family sells its winery and with it NUMANTHIA and TERMANTHIA to Moët & Chandon. The EGUREN family has now started a new wine project in the DO Toro with TESO LA MONJA: Excellent plots in Zamora, Valdefinjas and Villabuena. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 650-800 m and have a mainly sandy soil. All plots are planted with "Tinta de Toro" – a grape variety related to the Tempranillo. The youngest vines are already 15-60 years old and the oldest between 60-100 years. The EGUREN family has made a sensational start with this new wine project.
The Spanish winery Teso La Monja is an exclusive winery and is one of the beautiful wineries of Hermanos Eguren.
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||Red|
|Region||Castilla y Leon|
|Winery||Teso La Monja|
|Drinking as of||2022|
|James Suckling rating||93|
|Tasting Profiles||Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard|