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Teso La Monja
2013 - Alabaster
750 ml.

$210.00
Maximum quantity available reached.
Product Description
RP 95

Country: Spain

Region: Toro

Varietal: Tempranillo

Vintage: 2013

Size: 750 ml.

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

SKU: 1307
Reviews
Robert Parker - 95 See more...
I also had two vintages of Alabaster to taste, starting with the cooler 2013 Alabaster, a cuvée of 11.5 hectares of centenary, ungrafted, head-pruned vines in the 'pagos' Valdemiano, La Jara and Marinacea in the village of Toro. The yields were minuscule, nine hectoliters per hectare and the hand-destemmed grapes fermented in open top vats with foot treading and very soft pumping over for some ten days at 28 degrees Celsius. They use yeasts that have been selected from their own vineyards for the fermentation. The wine matured in new French oak barrels for 18 months with rackings every four months. There is a plus of finesse and harmony here, of concentration and power too, but the price difference with the Victorino is hard to justify. There's some creaminess, even though the oak feels quite nicely integrated, especially considering the barrels are all new, but the juice is so intense and concentrated that can take that regime. The tannins are very fine, and feel a little more integrated with the glossy fruit. The extra length of the vegetative cycle that year surely brought that sensation of 'slow cooking' to achieve that perfect ripeness. Give it a little more time in bottle and this should improve and finish integrating all its components in an even way. 4,000 bottles produced.

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