Wine Region: D.O Ribera Del Duero
Grape: 100% Tempranillo
Has an intense robe with purple colour and violet highlights. Clean, bright and extremely well presented. Very nice complexity in the nose aromas. Intense aroma of black fruits as redcurrant ,blackberry with nice red fruits (raspberry and bilberry)dominate over the aniseed, balsamic notes and species as clove, cardamom and blackpepper. The taste has an excellent velvety structure, well balanced and full-flavoured, with sweet and round tannins married to nice acidity, giving a fresh, harmonic tone to the palate. Long and elegant 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.