Victorino 2016

D.O.C. Denomination of Origin Rioja Red wine 13,5% 2015
36.30 Bottle 75 cl Tax incl.

Victorino is a Toro red wine made by Bodega Teso La Monja in Zamora. This winery was founded by the Eguren family, who are in turn 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 are subjected to a harsh continental climate, with very hot summers and very cold winters that mark the opulent character of their wines.  The land is cultivated in a way that is respectful of the environment, applying as few interventions as possible when working the land. Neither herbicides nor systemic products are used.

Victorino is made with the Tinta de Toro variety from old vines more than 45 years old. Harvesting is completely manual and selection is also done manually on a double selection belt.
The grapes are de-stemmed and lightly pumped over during fermentation, which takes place at a controlled temperature of 28ºC for 8 days. The ageing takes place in new French oak barrels for 18 months with racking every four months.