Wine Region: D.O Ribera Del Duero
Grape: 100% Tempranillo
Total Production: 4,329 Bottles & 150 Magnums
Accolades: GP93 & WE91
Wine Enthusiast 91 points
Ripe black fruit aromas are earthy and accented by cola, prune, licorice and tobacco. It is wiry and tight in feel, with flavors of vanilla and tobacco over a blackberry core. The finish brings a blazing streak of acidity.
Deep cherry-red colour with beautiful bright red hues and long legs. Excellent complexity starting with blackberries and blueberries, nice liquorice, cinnamon, toasted coffee, eucalyptus, minerals, leather aromas and continuing with spice as black pepper and nutmeg. All of them in perfect harmony. Dense, rich, beautiful acidity and voluptuous on the bouquet. As it names suggests, the nobility of this wine is experienced from the very first sip to the long, lingering, and velvety 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.