Wine Region: D.O Ribera Del Duero
Grape: 100% Tempranillo
Accolades: GP93 & WE93
Deep dark cherry red red with purple legs. Dense, brilliant and dense tears. Super complex nose. Fully ripened plums and blackberries with nice spices as nutmeg , clove, black and pink pepper, liquorice and hints of balsamic notes and forest. Very elegant in the mouth, the wine is really well balanced and its pleasant silky tannins and perfect acidity bring harmony with long finish taste.
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.