Red Wine Almirez 2020

Crianza red wine from Toro. Varietal Tinta de Toro aged for 14 months in French oak barrels.
Crianza. 14 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14.5º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Toro
Grapes Varieties: Tinta de Toro,
Wineries: Teso La Monja
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Availability: In stock

€18.45
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After a distinguished career in La Rioja, the brothers Marcos and Miguel Eguren decided to expand into the Toro region. To that effect, they created the Teso La Monja winery, the producer of Almirez.

A varietal Tinta de Toro, this Spanish red wine is crafted from a blend of young vines - clones developed from ungrafted root-stock - and old vines up to 70 years of age. All of the vines are grown following environmentally friendly procedures and biodynamic practices in order to minimize human intervention.

The vines are planted in north-oriented soils composed of clay, limestone and gravel. Climate is continental.

Harvested by hand, the grapes were destemmed, crushed and fermented using indigenous yeasts. Then Almirez 2020 completed malolactic fermentation and was aged for 14 months in 30% new and 70% used French oak barrels.

Decant this Crianza red wine 30 minutes before drinking.

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Appearance

The red wine Almirez is deep purple with a violet rim.

Nose

Rich aromas of black fruit, cocoa, toast and tobacco. Ever-evolving, this varietal Tinta de Toro also brings aromas of violets, lavender, liquorice and balsam, nuanced by dim mineral notes.

Palate

This wine from Teso La Monja is smooth, deep and certainly livelier than previous vintages. Crunchy tannins, well-balanced acidity and a long, persistent finish with some remembrances of wild berries, dry earth, balsam and spices.

Our personal opinion

The delicious Almirez 2020 is a nice value from Toro.

OTHER VINTAGES

Almirez 2019:

Enterwine 93. Parker 92. Guía Peñín 94.

Almirez 2018:

Enterwine 93. Guía Peñín 93.

Almirez 2017:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 93. Parker 91.

Almirez 2016:

Enterwine 93. Parker 92. Peñín 94. Proensa 92. Wine Spectator 92.

Almirez 2015:

Enterwine 93. Peñín 94. Parker 92.

Almirez 2014:

Parker 92. Peñín 93. Enterwine 93.

Almirez 2013:

Parker 92. Peñín 93. Enterwine 93.

Almirez 2012:

Parker 92. Peñín 94.

Year 2020
Type Red
D.O. Toro
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Enterwine's Score 92
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Tinta de Toro
Pairings Birds, Civet, Cooked foods, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb ribs, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Vegitables sauces
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes
Occasion Because you can, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
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Very pure
Value
I think that this wine transmits a very pure feeling. Just the fruit and the land, no masks. Very good.
Review by (Posted on 31 August 2017)
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