Teso La Monja Almirez Toro 2015
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Wine Advocate 91
"The 2015 Almirez was also produced with Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) grapes from ungrafted vines, fermented in stainless steel with yeasts selected from their own vineyards and matured in oak barrels, 30% of them new, for 14 months before bottling. This is a powerful, ripe and concentrated red that is generously oaked in the house style but shows very good balance and no excess. 95,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2017."
This is a red wine
Item ID: #31242
RegionSpainSpain » Toro
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Wine Advocate 91
"The 2015 Almirez was also produced with Tinta de Toro (Tempranillo) grapes from ungrafted vines, fermented in stainless steel with yeasts selected from their own vineyards and matured in oak barrels, 30% of them new, for 14 months before bottling. This is a powerful, ripe and concentrated red that is generously oaked in the house style but shows very good balance and no excess. 95,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in March 2017."

Teso La Monja Almirez

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Teso La Monja Almirez"Teso La Monja was founded in 2007 by Marcos and Miguel Angel Eguren, the fourth winemaking generation of the Eguren family from San Vicente de la Sonsierra in Rioja Alavesa. As they have been growing Tempranillo in Rioja Alavesa since the late 1800's, the Eguren family fell in love with D.O. Toro when they first travelled there with Jorge Ordóñez, seduced by the region's original clone of Tempranillo and ungrafted vines.
Jorge Ordóñez and the Eguren family were the original founders of Bodegas Numanthia, which was responsible, along with their current work, for the resurrection of D.O. Toro as one of Spain's preeminent wine regions. After the sale of Numanthia in 2007, the Eguren family founded Teso La Monja as a new challenge for the family – finding the elegance in the wines of Toro.
The family selected vineyards in the northernmost part of D.O. Toro that have a much higher proportion of rounded stones than what is typical. This produces extremely silky, elegant wines. The winemaker, Marcos Eguren, is considered by many to be the finest winemaker in Spain. His son, Eduardo Eguren, the fifth generation, also works as the winemaker at Teso La Monja."

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Reviews (2)

Edward

Consistently Awesome

"This is my 4th or 5th consecutive vintage purchased. It just gets better every year. It's a crazy good value, that is as drinkable now as it is age worthy. 2015 vintage was rated 94, and here us the evidence."

John

https://www.empirewine.com/wine/teso-la-monja-almirez-toro-2015-i31242/

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