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Teso La Monja 2016

Teso La Monja

2016
Toro (Spain)

The Teso La Monja winery is, quite simply, Marcos Eguren and his family in the Toro denomination. Th...

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£1,160.89

/ 0.75 L btl

Teso La Monja 2016

Type

Wine Red Crianza

Origin

Grapes

Producer

Alcohol content i

15.0%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2016

Review

The Teso La Monja winery is, quite simply, Marcos Eguren and his family in the Toro denomination. Their first great project was Numanthia Termes, which brought to light the impressive Termanthia 2004, one of the first Spanish wines to receive the coveted 100 Parker points, and Teso La Monja is their current project, which sees them continuing to offer magnificent wines and helping us to discover the exceptional nature of Toro and the Tinta de Toro grape.

Teso la Monja is their most outstanding wine; a winemaker's jewel which elevates Spanish viticulture. A wine grown and produced biodynamically, and totally handcrafted, which comes presented in a display case befitting its magnificence: a bottle of Teso La Monja accompanied by a replica bottle in a presentation case, carved out of beech wood and created to resemble the innovative ovoid tank from which it emanated after its meticulous biodynamic production processes.

Teso La Monja originates from a small parcel of 1.8 ha, an old pre-phylloxera vineyard, where all tasks are performed manually, at specific times (day and hour) in order to carry out procedures most effectively, to uphold the principle of minimum intervention and obtain the maximum character and identity of the terrain and grapes. An expensive approach, which obviously results in an exclusive wine and one which many critics are already placing on the podium of Spain's greatest wines.

Summary of Marcos Eguren's evaluation of the 2013 vintage in Toro

Teso La Monja

Teso La Monja

The Eguren family, originally from La Rioja, discovered Toro and has stayed with it, persuaded by the land’s potential and by the Tinta de Toro, a grape with great structure, able to convey the minerality of the soils but with a strong character that needs understanding and “taming”. Marcos Eguren understands it perfectly and proved this with the wines of his first project in the region, Numanthia Termes, powerful wines, always subtle and elegant. Teso La Monja possesses mor...

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