2021 Teso La Monja Romanico
After the sale of the iconic winery Numathia - Termes to the LVMH group , the Eguren brothers return to the Toro Eguren with a new winery , Teso La Monja . The Romanico is a new wine from Teso Monja which is known from the Almirez, the Victorino, the Alabaster and of course the iconic Teso La Monja.
The entry-level red is the Teso la Monja Románico, produced with Tinta de Toro (also known as Tempranillo) from younger vines (10 to 25 or 30 years old, some ungrafted) so much older in the villages of Valdefinjas and Toro. It is fermented in a traditional way with native yeasts selected from their own vineyards and aged in used French oak barrels for an average of six to eight months.
If you are looking for a wine with a more than excellent price/quality ratio, we can highly recommend it. This red wine has a dark opaque purple color with aromas of spices and coffee and is a fresh fragrant friendly wine but does not detract from the powerful character that is typical of the region and is simply a fantastic glass of wine. It is clean and balanced with neatly integrated oak. Robert Parker speaks in his review of "it represents superb value and it tastes like a wine that costs $50"
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.
|Available as of||Jul 4, 2023|
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Region||Castilla y Leon|
|Winery||Teso La Monja|
|Drinking as of||2024|
|Tasting Profiles||Dry, Fruity, Aged on wood, Red fruit|
|Drink moments||Barbecue, Borrelen, Cadeau!, Met vrienden, Open haard, Voor alledag|