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Winery: Teso La Monja

Region: Spain - Castilla y Leon - Toro (Valdefinjas and Toro)

Alcohol: 14.5%

Grapes: Tinta de Toro

Wine Style: Red - Rich and Intense

Food Pairing: Beef, Lamb, Game (deer, venison)

Reviews: 94 Points James Suckling, 93 Points Jeb Dunnuck, 93 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Winemaker Notes & Critical Acclaim:

The Eguren family sought to honor Victorino Eguren with this elegant, complex, fresh expression of Tinta de Toro. Sourced from some of the finest ungrafted vineyards in Toro, the Eguren family’s philosophy is to discover the elegance of Tinta de Toro. Victorino is the most muscular wine from Teso la Monja. - Winemaker Note

Strong oak influence. Really modern, spicy and cedary. Ripe black plum aromas and flavors. Long with glossy, fine tannins. Great wine. Try from 2020. - 94 Points James Suckling

More expensive than the Almirez, the 2015 Victorino offers more graphite and chocolate notes as well as terrific black fruits and mulled spices, full-bodied richness, fine tannin, and an elegant, yet also structured style. Give it a few years. - 93 Points Jeb Dunnuck

The 2015 Victorino is produced with Tinta de Toro, the Tempranillo strain from the zone, from vines that are 45 to 100 years of age, planted ungrafted and dry farmed. It fermented destemmed and crushed for nine days, followed by 21 days of maceration. Malolactic was in new French barriques, and the élevage was also in new French oak barrels and lasted 20 months. This is always a powerful, concentrated and generously oaked red, with plenty of spices and smoke, a touch of wild herbs and ripe berries, keeping its poise even in a warm year like 2015. With concentration and power as well as abundant, fine-grained tannins, it is showing quite young and is in need of a little more time in bottle. 40,000 bottles produced. - 93 Points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

About The Producer:

Teso La Monja was founded in 2007 by Marcos and Miguel Angel Eguren, the fourth winemaking generation of the Eguren family from San Vicente de la Sonsierra in Rioja Alavesa. As they have been growing Tempranillo in Rioja Alavesa since the late 1800’s, the Eguren family fell in love with D.O. Toro when they first travelled there with Jorge Ordóñez, seduced by the region’s original clone of Tempranillo and ungrafted vines.

Jorge Ordóñez and the Eguren family were the original founders of Bodegas Numanthia, which was responsible, along with their current work, for the resurrection of D.O. Toro as one of Spain’s preeminent wine regions. After the sale of Numanthia in 2007, the Eguren family founded Teso La Monja as a new challenge for the family – finding the elegance in the wines of Toro.

The family selected vineyards in the northernmost part of D.O. Toro that have a much higher proportion of rounded stones than what is typical. This produces extremely silky, elegant wines. The winemaker, Marcos Eguren, is considered by many to be the finest winemaker in Spain. His son, Eduardo Eguren, the fifth generation, also works as the winemaker at Teso La Monja.

Teso La Monja Victorino Toro 2015

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