Alabaster, Toro, Teso la Monja
Teso la Monja

Alabaster, Toro, Teso la Monja, 2011


Destination

vintage

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2011
4x75cl
DP
£840.82


Teso la Monja, Alabaster, Toro, Teso la Monja, 2011

2007
2011

Tasting Notes


Maturity:
Keep/Drink

ABV:
14.5 %

Notes

Alabaster 2011 is quite simply out of this world - deeper, darker and more elemental than its siblings, it is the product of three special parcels of un-grafted pre-phylloxera (up to 130 years old) Tinto de Toro vines. In 2011 they yielded a frankly miniscule 9hl/ha. Complex and highly sophisticated dark fruit notes of black fig, bramble, sloes and dark cherry mix with soy, sesame, sweet earth, graphite and stones; while this is still but an infant you can patently tell there is an awful lot more to come. Profoundly intense yet almost without weight, highly detailed, palate staining and complex it offers up the absolute essence of old vine Tinto de Toro. An icon in the making.


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country:
Spain


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Producer:
Teso la Monja

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Allergen Information:
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Teso la Monja

Teso la Monja

Having sold their Termanthia estate in 2007, the Eguren family could not resist the call of Toro for long and identified a prime estate with parcels of old vines, some pre-phylloxera,scattered around Toro, Zamora, Valdefinjas and Villabuena del Puente. The young parcels are 15-30 years old and go into the Almirez, the 45 year plus vines are reserved for Alabaster and Victorino. The vineyards are treated with typical Eguren care and attention, everything is hand picked into small boxes to avoid crushing, yields are tiny (between 10-20 hl/ha) and ageing takes place in french oak barrels. The result is a stunning set of wines of great intensity, charm and purity. They are every bit as concentrated as their predecessors with a finer, more subtle quality to them.

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