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Date Printed: 8/22/2014
Teso la Monja Victorino 2007
Teso la Monja Victorino 2007
(search item no. 104525)
boutique wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 8/22/2014: $46.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Enthusiast rating: 92 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This is the tier-two wine from the Egurens' new Toro project, and it's stellar. Intense aromas of black fruit, char and mint start it out. And next up come cola, roasted black fruit, clove and cured-meat flavors. Oak is forward now, but is should settle in a year or so. A dynamic Toro to drink from 2011 through 2018.
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About Teso la Monja:

After several years had passed of choosing the best vineyards and, at the same time, making some new plantations in privileged places, it was in 2007 when, with the skill of 10 successful years cultivating vineyards and producing famous wines, the winery Teso La Monja came about.

A wine region influenced by the presence of the river Douro, complemented by softly rugged-rolling terrain and a special microclimate with superb conditions for the growth of the grapevine. An area where the Eguren family has acquired very specific high quality north facing vineyards in the villages of the Zamora province Valdefinjas, Toro and Villabuena del Puente.

In these vineyards only one variety, the Tinta de Toro, native of this area, is grown. This variety has very low yields (around to 1,500 Kg / Ha) of small clusters and berries that synthesise a large amount of polyphenols, which makes it a favorable choice to make wine with structure and high aromatic concentration.