Romanico Teso la Monja 2016-6 bottle case

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Romanico Teso la Monja here are two terrific efforts from the moderately sized appellation of Toro. These are big, flavorful, pedal-to-the-metal style of dry red wines, both made from 100% Tinto de Toro

Romanico Teso la Monja 2016, Tinta de Toro grape translate the pure minerality of the soil into powerful yet elegant red wines

Romanico Teso la Monja. The Romanico is aged six months in used French oak and the Almirez partially fermented in barrel and aged for 14 months prior to bottling.

The Wine Advocate 90 rating tasting notes
Tasted the 2016 Románico in the same sitting as the 2015, which is always a good opportunity to compare both vintages. 2016 was a slow and cool harvest following some rains, and this wine has slightly lower alcohol and more freshness. This has more definition, more finesse and a subtle touch of fennel and aromatic herbs that adds an extra dimension to it. It's still young but already approachable (better with food), with a juicy palate and really fine tannins. There is good ripeness without excess.

Awards
WINE ADVOCATE 90
STEPHEN TANZER’S 91
PEÑIN 92

Variety
100 % Tinta de Toro. Masal selection of tinta de Toro perfectly adapted to the climate and soil.

Vineyards
72 Hcts. young and middle aged, proprietary vineyards (Valdebuey and La Jara) situated in Valdefinjas and Toro (Zamora). Head-trained in goblet and in trellis. Altitude: 750 - 850 m. Organic fertilization.

Elaboration
Traditional method, 100 % de-stemmed. Malolactic fermentation in French oak barrels and in tank. Aged 6 months in french oak bordelaise barrels, “2 wine” barrels.

Tasting notes
Deep purple. Nose of red fruit and flowers. Licorice on the palate, with good tannic structure and perfect balance of acidity and freshness well backed with the alcohol. Mature red fruit in the finish, with light spicy notes.

Drinking temperatures: 16-18 ºC

Bottle size 75cl

Romanico Teso la Monja 2016
The Eguren family fell in love with this land more than 15 years ago, seduced by its pre-phylloxera vines, deep roots vineyards meticulously chose to translate the minerality of the soils in powerful and elegant reds. And our love for Toro remains unchanged.
Founded in 2007 by the Eguren family, five wines are elaborated in the cellar: Romanico, Almirez, Victorino, Alabaster and Teso La Monja, the most exclusive project that takes the name of the winery. The deep roots of the old vine Tinta de Toro grape translate the pure minerality of the soil into powerful yet elegant red wines.

In this second stage of the Marcos and Miguel Eguren presence in DO Toro after Numanthia-Termes project, Teso La Monja was born with a different approach: fresher, north facing loamy soils with gravel on the surface, which offer longer vegetative cycles for achieving balanced, powerful yet elegant wines which transmit the maximum potential of soils’ minerality.
Toro’s prephiloxeric vineyards, own rooted ‘Vitis vinifera’ and autochthonous, aged up to 130 years, and old vineyards with an average age of 50 years old, form a terroir that gives birth tounique wines.
We fulfill the sustainable agriculture practices applied by our predecessors to preserve the life in the environment. We respect nature and we work according to the cycles and biorhythms of the plant. We search for the natural balance of the vineyard, with small productions between 1.000 and 2.000 kg/Ha. We are focused on achieving the purest wine which transmits terroir.

Teso La Monja is a winery of sober and beautiful architecture which links perfectly a state-of-the-art vision of the enology to elaborate wines with the experience, history and know-how passed down from father to son.
The winery is provided with five vinification systems for a very precise winemaking: close vats with piegage, conventional close vats, open tronco-conical vats, open vats with piegage and open oak vats. An example of our innovation philosophy, is our new Ovum, an egg-shaped open oak vat developed exclusively by Taransaud which helps to spur the biorhythms of the wine and achieve a silky, elegant and integrated wine.

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