Technical Sheet Teso La Monja
Type of Wine: Red
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.
Alabaster Red is a red wine from the DO Toro produced by Teso La Monja Winery Zamora. This 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.