Tinto Figuero '12' Crianza Ribero del Duero 2015
A great example of Ribero del Duero, aged as a Crianza and from an excellent vintage.
José María García and Milagros Figuero are a vine-growing couple who have devoted their entire lives to looking after their “majuelos,” or young vines. They are proud heirs to a culture that has been handed down through several generations. After many years of concentrating exclusively on cultivating their vines with the aim of producing top flight grapes (which they supplied to the likes of Vega Sicilia and Pesquera), the couple decided to embark on a project that they knew would take a great deal of tenacity and expertise - to make their own wines.
The wines of García Figuero are all 100% Tempranillo - Spain’s signature red grape, the backbone of the wines from the Ribera del Duero and the only grape variety planted on the Estate. Twenty five hectares of García Figuero’s vineyards feature Tempranillo vines older than 60 years. In 2001, with the aid of their three children - Carlos, Henar and Antonio - the winery became a reality. La Horra, the place that had witnessed the farm’s growth over the centuries at one of the most prestigious locations along the banks of the Duero River, was chosen.
This wine has an intense cherry-red colour with purple highlights, great complexity in the nose while on the palate black fruits dominate with hints of liquorice and spices as cinnamon and black pepper. It is enhanced by sweet touches of balsamic notes, cacao and toffee, and well intergrated oak. This wine has an excellent silky structure, well balanced and full-flavoured, with sweet and round tannins married to light acidity, giving a fresh, harmonic tone to the palate. Long and elegant finish.
|Country Of Origin||Spain|
|Region||Ribera del Duero|
|Producer||Bodegas y Viñedos GarcÍa Figuero|
|Serving Suggestion||Serve Room Temperature|
|Food Pairing||BBQ, Cajun, Sausage, Tapas, Tomato Based Dishes|