Vine growing couple Jose Maria Garcia and Milagros Figuero have dedicated their lives to their family vineyards, and were key to establishing the DO Ribera del Duero
as a high quality wine region by supplying Tempranillo grapes to the region’s best wineries. In the late 1990’s, Jose and Milagros decided to produce their own wines, and after constructing their winery at La Horra they released the first Tinto Figuero
vintage in 2001. Enlisting the winemaking team of Alicia Vítores and Oscar Rodriguez, Figuero have an absolute commitment to perfection. Using minimal handling techniques they bring out the purest expression of their grapes, creating beautifully balanced and complex wines. Gravity flow, automatic tank topping and strict temperature control are used along with whole grape fermentations and gentle pressing. All of the wines are aged in a combination of French and American oak barrels and are further matured in bottle until ready for release.The selected Tempranillo grapes used in this wine come from vines that are more than 50 years old. After being hand-harvested and undergoing cluster selection in the vineyards, the grapes are destemmed and go through gravity-controlled tanks, with two days maceration prior to fermentation. An additional 14 days of maturation follow, with malolactic fermentation taking place. Clarification with natural egg. The wine is aged for fifteen months in new barrels (80-percent American and 20-percent French oak). It then spends an additional 24 months ageing in bottle before leaving the cellar. 100% Tempranillo.
Tinto Figuero’s VS - Vendimia Seleccionada, this wine is made with specially selected grapes from vines older than 50 years and was aged 15 months in new oak barrels. Deep crimson red hue with purple strains. Dense and satiny. Complex smell, intense nose, perfectly blending primary aromas and toasted nuances delivered by the wood. Fully ripened, red forest fruits make their presence felt along with plentiful toasted and balsamic notes. Palate friendly tannins and ripe fruits deliver candied flavours. The balsamic notes linger with their finish.