Teso La Monja

Victorino

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Denominacion de Origen

D.O. Toro

Location

Valdefinjas and Toro

Varietal

100% Tinta de Toro

Vineyards

Proprietary vineyards located in Valdefinjas, Toro, and Villabuena del Puente.

Year(s) Planted

Between 1971 and 1915.

Viticulture

Head trained ungrafted goblet vines. Environmentally integrated agriculture. Employing viticulture that respects the biorhythms of the plant and vineyard. Organic soil amendments. Exclusively manual harvest with a rigorous selection of hand harvested grapes in the vineyard.

Soils

Predominantly sandy clay soils with a limestone subsoil. The surface is intermixed with rounded stones that retain heat and radiate during the cool nights, helping the grapes achieve full ripeness.

Climate

Continental steppe climate, with drastic temperature swings between day and night. The climate is also very dry – annual rainfall levels reach 350 liters/m2, less than half of Rioja and much less than Ribera del Duero.

Winemaking

Traditional method. 100% destemmed. Temperature controlled fermentation in open French oak deposits with selected indigenous yeast. Traditional foot press. Total maceration is 23 days. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak Bordelaise barrels.

Aging

20 months in new Bordelaise French oak barrels.

Comments

The Eguren family sought to honor Victorino Eguren with this elegant, complex, fresh expression of Tinta de Toro. Sourced from some of the finest ungrafted vineyards in Toro, the Eguren family’s philosophy is to discover the elegance of Tinta de Toro. Victorino is the most muscular wine from Teso la Monja.