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.
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Deep, vivid ruby. Very pretty, focused aromas of raspberry, rose, minerals and Asian spices. Sweet red and dark berry flavors are complicated by graphite and candied floral qualities reminiscent of pinot noir. The finish features smoky minerals and leaves behind sweet red fruits. This lively wine... more
Young vines, youthful cherry and blackberry notes, roasted herbs, creamy baking spices and woodfire smoke. more
The color is an intense cherry red, while the aroma is complex, with rich fruit, plum and anise.
On the palte the wine is creamy, rich and aromatic. Very expressive and the finish leaves a pleasant memory of light toasted notes.
This is a superstar of a wine, 100% Tinta de Toro (a.k.a. Tempranillo, when grown in other parts of Spain.) These vines, which squeak out no more than one half ton per acre, are 120 years old, and are still on their original rootstock, never touched by phylloxera, due to the extremely sandy soils... more
Cherry color with violet tones. There are fruity aroma and the palate highlights the red and black fruit notes, like strawberries and blueberries notes. There is some mineral and earth notes here as well. This wine is elegant, powerful, and enveloping. more
Make room in the cellar for this heavyweight! Talk about a monster wine; but theres also finesse, character and style to it. Alabaster is the top wine from the Eguren family's new Toro winery, and it's big, tannic and loaded with spice, molasses and syrupy black fruit flavors. Rich, long and... more
Almirez 2007 has been made by carefully selecting perfectly matured Tinta de Toro grapes from our proprietary vineyards in the best D.O. Toro Estates. The Eguren experience passed down from generation to generation and the profound knowledge of the area, has allowed us to create a wine which is... more
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... more