Dense purple in color, the Teso la Monja Victorino presents in the nose a great concentration of aromas of black fruit with brandy, spices and mineral nuances. On the palate it is well structured, powerful, very expressive, creamy, rich and aromatic with smooth tannins.
Teso la Monja is the name of the project of the Eguren family (San Vicente, Sierra Cantabria, Viñedos de Páganos) in Toro where they started Numanthia, which was later sold to a French group. They then resumed their activity in Toro with old vineyards from which they produce around 300,000 bottles per vintage. The wines come in their powerful style, ripe and round, generously oaked and with the character from the zone. The range is defined by the age of the vineyards used, except in the single-vineyard Teso la Monja.
As for the vintages, 2019 was a dry year (not necessarily warm), a year of good ripeness and soft tannins given there was finally some rain at the end of August. The 2018s are a little lighter and have a little more acidity. All of this within the regularity of Toro, of course. There was only one wine from 2017, the scarce top of the range, a year that is quite different from Ribera del Duero, as they didn’t suffer from frost, it was a warm year of low yields.