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.
WINE ADVOCATE 90
STEPHEN TANZER’S 91
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.
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