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Victorino 2017

Victorino

2017
Toro (Spain)
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Victorino is an iconic wine, one of those that breaks the mould and draws new horizons for Spanish w...

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/ btl 0.75 L

Details for Victorino 2017

Type

Red Crianza

Wine region

Toro (Spain)

Grapes

Tinta de toro

Producer

Teso La Monja

Alcohol content

14.5%

Bottle size and vintage

0.75 L - 2017

Review

Victorino is an iconic wine, one of those that breaks the mould and draws new horizons for Spanish wine. In present times, producing an elegant wine is no easy feat; there are some powerful wines around, but how many powerful as well as elegant wines spring to mind? That's exactly where Victorino scores most highly, on balance; it has it all: plenty of powerfulness, yes, but a huge amount of elegance too.

The grapes used in its production originate from 35 hectares of ungrafted vineyards which are between 70 and 100 years old, cultivated under the precepts of organic agriculture in the towns of Toro, Villabuena del Puente and Valdefinjas. In their sandy soils, impenetrable for phylloxera, there's a mix of both gravel and pebbles offering excellent drainage; in the subsoil it's the clay, combined with some seams of limestone, that takes care of the water reserves.

Once harvested, the fruit is taken to the winery to be destalked and pressed. Fermentation takes place by means of yeasts picked up from the actual vineyard and the post-fermentation maceration lasts for about 20 days, aiming for a substantial extraction. The wine undergoes not only malolactic fermentation but also subsequent ageing in new French oak barrels, whose spicy aromas are elegantly incorporated.

Behind the cork of every bottle of Victorino surges black fruit, mature and concentrated, as befits a great Zamora red. Its palate is generous and profound, rugged and juicy at the same time, having fine-grained tannins with a coating of jam and liquorice. It conveys an earthy sensation, of graphite and sand, along with an intense fruitiness that brings to mind cherries and very ripe black plums. The woody and spicy balsamic hints are obvious, but always come through from behind the omnipresent fruit. A vibrant acidity successfully keeps the whole ensemble alive and catapults it to levels of excitement reserved only for the most select of wines.

Veal stew / Vegetable casseroles / Game stews / Idiazabal cheese

  • Vine age:Between 45 and 100 years
  • Soil:Clay sand / Pebbles
  • Climate:Continental
  • Yields:Low yields
  • Ageing period:20 months
  • Barrel age:New
  • Type of wood:French oak
  • ViewPicota cherry red / Opaque
  • Bouquet:Red fruit / Toasty notes / Black fruit / Floral notes / Chocolate / Spices
  • Mouth:Structured / Long / Fine tannins / Profound / deep / Strong tannins
  • Optimum serving temperature:Between 14º C and 16º C
  • Decanting:Aeration is recommended

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by: Jhon (27/11/2019) - Vintage 2017

Muy buen vimo

Muy buen vino agradable al olfato exquisito al paladar cuerpo y alma de los grandes vinos y único en su variedad.

by: Ricardo (17/12/2019) - Vintage 2016

potencia en estado puro

Un vino para tomar ya o en los próximos 2/3 años. Voluminoso, con mucha estructura, taninos ya maduros. Gran toro.

by: Miguel (30/05/2019) - Vintage 2016

Vinhaço!!!

Encorpado, guloso con final muy largo, con muitos anos de vida, já um clássico de Toro sempre espectacular tudo perfecto.

by: Oscar (05/12/2018) - Vintage 2016

Espectacular

Vino brutal , había probado Almirez y me encantó pero esta vinazo lo supera ampliamente , un Toro espectacular .

by: Hans-Dieter Amann (19/02/2018) - Vintage 2015

Ein Hammerwein zum Lagern

Dunkel, mit riesem Podenzial, werde den Wein mindestens 5 Jahre Lagern bis er sich voll entfalten wird. Freue mich heute schon auf Ihn !

Teso La Monja

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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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