Alabaster 2019 | Teso La Monja
From 11.5 hectares of own vineyards located in Valmediano, La Jara and Marinacea planted in glass with an average age of more than 100 years, at 800 - 900 meters above sea level. Organic fertilizer. 100% Tinta de Toro.
Manual destemming, grain by grain. Alcoholic fermentation in small oak vats of 10 hectoliters capacity. Traditional treading. Malolactic fermentation in new French oak barrels. Aging for 16 to 18 months in new French oak barrels.
They got even lower yields in 2019 than in 2018, and the centenary vines used for the 2019 Alabaster produced only 11.2 hectoliters per hectare. This wine was produced with hand-destemmed grapes that fermented for 23 days at 26 degrees Celsius and matured in brand-new French oak barrels, including malolactic, for 18 months. This is quite nuanced and harmonious, and the oak feels very integrated already. It must be the quality of the fruit that year that was able to absorb the oak so early on. In fact, it's a very showy, aromatic, floral and open, elegant and harmonious wine. It's nuanced and complex, with lots of elegance, among the finest vintages for this bottling. It's both powerful and elegant, floral and nuanced. This feels very approachable already but should also be long lived in bottle. 4,000 bottles produced. It was bottled in May 2021.