The Eguren family, originally from La Rioja, discovered Toro and has stayed with it, persuaded by the land’s potential and by the Tinta de Toro, a grape with great structure, able to convey the minerality of the soils but with a strong character that needs understanding and “taming”. Marcos Eguren understands it perfectly and proved this with the wines of his first project in the region, Numanthia Termes, powerful wines, always subtle and elegant.
Teso La Monja possesses more than 100 hectares of vineyards, planted with free-standing, indigenous bush vines in the districts of Valdefinjas, Toro and Villabuena del Puente, which have been in existence for over 130 years and are dedicated to the production of their Alabaster and Teso La Monja wines. The soils are very fresh, composed of clay, with limestone seams in the subsoil and an abundance of gravel on the surface, and face northwards, with very long vegetative cycles. Certain characteristics which, when put together, are guaranteed to maintain the identity and attain the freshness and elegance that we have become accustomed to with their wines.