Wine Region: D.O Ribera Del Duero
Grape: 100% Tempranillo
Total Production:1,330 Bottles & 50 Magnums
Black as midnight, deep dark cherry-red colour with nice blue rings and an intense red hue and long legs. Dense and clean. Extraordinary complexity starting with blackberry and liquorice, violets, cassis, plum, and continuing with spice as cinnamon and incense, pink pepper accents, delicate chocolate and toffee notes. Nice balsamic Chinese ink hints. Magnificent, long, velvety, very well balance, elegant and driving on the finish.
José Maria Garcia and Milagros Figuero are a married couple who have been the custodians of their ancestors’ vineyards for decades, their grapes being sold to some of the top wine producers in Ribera del Duero, Spain. The couple farms 131 acres of Tempranillo of which 62 acres are old bush vines that are over 60 years old. They use clones that come from cuttings of a pre-phylloxera Tempranillo that arrived in their town, La Horra, in 1908. Despite these bush vines giving low yields and requiring a significant amount of man hours to maintain their health and longevity, the Garcia Figuero family was committed to protecting these old vines when much of the rest of the world was pulling such uneconomical vines out. It is no wonder that iconic producers such as Vega Sicilia bought their grapes to use into their wines.