Wine Region: D.O Ribera Del Duero
Grape: 100% Tempranillo
Total Production: 7,247 Bottles, 175 Magnums and 10 Jeroboam 3Liter
Tim Atkin MW 95 points & Top 100 Ribera Del Duero
A step up on the already impressive 2015, a reflection of the vintage rather than a shift in winemaking style this bush vine Tino Fino is from cooler north, east and west facing vineyards between 800 and 820 meters on the southern side of the village. Fresh and perfumed, it has filigree tannins, crunchy acidity, violet and green herbs undertones and very subtle oak integration.
Nice and intense cherry-red colour. Dense tears clean, bright and extremely well presented. Intense and complex nose power, predominance of candy red berries(redcurrant and cherry) with hints of clove, pink and black pepper. All flavours are seductive and in harmony. The bouquet is powerful, excellent personality from the “Terroir” with elegant tannins. In the after taste the fine oak notes make reappearance. Long finish in the mouth.
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.