Alabaster 2017

D.O.C. Bull Castilla Leon Red wine 14,5% 2018
135,00 Bottle 75 cl Tax incl.

Technical Sheet Teso La Monja

Type of Wine: Red

Brand: Alabaster

Grape variety: Bull ink

Bottle type: Burgundy

Capacity (cl): 75               

Graduation (% vol.): 13,50

Cellar: Teso The Nun

Regions: Denomination Rioja

Barrel type: French Oak

Permanence in Barrel: 18 months

Operating temperature : 16º-18º C. 

Population: Valdefinjas

General information

Alabaster Red  is a red wine from the DO Toro produced by Teso La Monja Winery  ZamoraThis winery was created by the Eguren family, who are the owners of the Sierra Cantabria winery in La Rioja.

They own 92 hectares, some of their vineyards are pre-phylloxera with more than 130 years that are subjected to a harsh continental climate, with hot summers and very cold winters that mark the opulent character of their wines. The land is cultivated in a way that respects the environment and the environment, applying the minimum possible interventions when working the land. Avoid using herbicides or systemic products. Alabaster is made with Tinta de Toro from very old, pre-phylloxera, very low-yield vines. The harvest is manual and the grapes are carefully selected.

Upon arrival at the winery, a new grain-by-grain selection is made and de-stemmed manually. The grapes are crushed in a traditional way, and fermentation takes place in open tanks with gentle pump-overs. The malolactic fermentation and aging takes place in new French oak barrels, where the wine remains for 18 months.

Alabaster Tasting Notes

Alabaster is a velvety red wine, well balanced, elegant, powerful and complex, with a long finish and persistence.