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Teso La Monja

Teso La Monja

Teso La Monja is the Eguren family's newest estate in the Toro region. Although based at Sierra Cantabria in La Rioja, the Eguren family fell in love with this land more than 15 years ago, seduced by the landscape, by its ancient vines and by the depth and complexity of its wines.

This is the second time that the Eguren family has invested in the Toro region. Marcos and Miguel Eguren founded Numanthia-Termes, their original Toro estate, in 1998, and then created Teso La Monja in 2007 after selling it to LVMH. Their love for Toro remained undimmed, but Teso La Monja was born with a different approach. The deep roots of its old vine Tinta De Toro (Tempranillo) vines translate the pure minerality of the soil into powerful yet elegant red wines.

The vineyards have an average age of 50 years old, but some are ungrafted, pre-phylloxera vines that are around 130 years old. Planted on north-facing, loam and gravel soils, this allows for longer growing periods to achieve rich yet balanced wines which transmit the maximum potential of the soils’ minerality. The Egurens practice the same sustainable agriculture methods used by their predecessors to preserve the natural balance of the vineyard and they work according to the cycles and biorhythms of the vines.

The restrained and beautiful architecture of the Teso La Monja winery perfectly links a state-of-the-art vision of winemaking with the experience, heritage and know-how passed down from father to son.

  • Teso La Monja Victorino 2010
    £35.95

    Teso La Monja Victorino 2010

    Teso La Monja

    Teso La Monja Victorino 2010 is a black cherry red with a purple rim. An aromatic and intense nose, with myriad notes of wild black fruits (blueber...

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    £35.95
  • Teso La Monja Almiréz 2010
    £21.50

    Teso La Monja Almiréz 2016

    Teso La Monja

    "Teso La Monja Almirez 2016 has open, dark plum and red currant fruit and hints of cranberry leaf on the nose, the oak is nicely integrated and pla...

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    £21.50
  • Teso La Monja Victorino 2009
    £34.70

    Teso La Monja Victorino 2009

    Teso La Monja

    Teso La Monja Victorino 2009 is a plush, modern Toro red, seeing smokey, spicy notes mingle with cocoa, blackberry, tar and liquorice flavours, all...

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    £34.70
  • Teso La Monja Victorino 2008
    £41.85

    Teso La Monja Victorino 2008

    Teso La Monja

    "The 2008 Teso La Monja Victorino went through malolactic in new French oak followed 18 months of ageing in new barrels. Dense purple in colour, it...

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    £41.85
  • Teso La Monja Alabaster 2010
    £109.75

    Teso La Monja Alabaster 2010

    Teso La Monja

    Teso La Monja Alabaster 2010 has pure aromas of blackberry, cola, liquorice and vanilla that form the basis of a seductive, stunning bouquet. A mul...

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    £109.75
  • Teso La Monja Victorino 2010 Magnum
    £76.35

    Teso La Monja Victorino 2010 Magnum

    Teso La Monja

    Teso La Monja Victorino 2010 is a black cherry red with a purple rim. An aromatic and intense nose, with myriad notes of wild black fruits (blueber...

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    £76.35
  • Teso La Monja Alabaster 2009
    £109.75

    Teso La Monja Alabaster 2009

    Teso La Monja

    "There are notes of blackcurrant pastilles, cedar and a touch of graphite. The palate is medium-bodied with nicely integrated oak, the tannins not ...

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    £109.75