Romanico Teso la Monja 2019-6 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 2019, 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.

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

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.

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 2016The 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.