Victorina 2017 Vineyards located in Valdefinjas, Toro (Zamora) and Villabuena Bridge.
Tasting notes, Robert Parker 93+ points from Luis Gutiérrez
Tasted the 2017 Victorino, from a year that was very different from the warm and dry 2017, as 2016 was cold and wet and saw a very late and slow picking because of the slow and late ripening of the fruit. Fermentation and élevage were the same (20 months in 100% new oak), so the differences are due to the vintage conditions. I was very surprised by this 2017 (as with the rest of the 2017s from this address), as I found a fresh and balanced wine, perhaps a little lighter, with round and fine tannins. There are still oak-related aromas and flavors, but there is less toast (they use a different toast for the barrels), and the wine should integrate it with a little more time in bottle. But it should be approachable while you wait for the 2016. 40,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in August 2019.
Bodegas Teso La Monja is the Eguren family’s new project in Toro featuring a state of the art winery and old vines of Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo). The sandy soils here meant that phylloxera never took hold so that most of the vines are ungrafted.
100 % Tinta de Toro, ungrafted and pre-philoxeric.
Proprietary vineyards situated in Valdefinjas, Toro and Villabuena del Puente. Head-trained in goblet. 35 Hcts.
Average age: from 45 years up to more than a hundred years old.
Altitude: 750 - 900 m. Environmental integrated agriculture cultivation.
Traditional method, 100% de-stemmed.
Traditional foot press three times a day during fermentation and light pump-overs. Malolactic in new French oak.
The wine is submitted to an ageing of 18 months in new Bordelaise barrels of French oak.
Dense purple in colour, presents in the nose a great concentration of aromas of black fruit with brandy, spices and mineral nuances. On the palate it is well structured, powerful, very expressive, creamy, rich and aromatic with smooth tannins.
Drinking temperatures: 16-18 ºC
Stocked in the warehouse in Derbyshire, we deliver to all of the UK
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