Bodegas Tinto Figuero Vinas Viejas 2017


Wine Region: D.O Ribera Del Duero

Grape: 100% Tempranillo

Accolades: GP93 & TA95

Critical Acclaim:

Tim Atkin MW 95points & Top 100 Ribera Del Duero
The Figuero family only use fruit from La Horra to make this wine, all of from vines that are over 60years old and located between 820 and 830 meters on the way towards Anguix. Aged in new French wood, this is smooth, glossy and very well balanced, with some ferrous grip, black cherry and plum fruit, stylish tannins and no evidence of the uneven ripening that some bodegas experienced in 2017

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Tasting Notes:
Intense and deep high cherry-red colour with very lively tones. Clean and bright with dense tears. Intense and very complex nose with a large presence of red fruit(raspberry, currant)with spicy notes(coriander seeds, pink pepper), floral touches(violet,clilac) and roasted(coffee and cigar tobacco).A very captivating nose. Dense mouth with a tannic structure with character and a fleshy finish with slight salty touch.In the mouth all the aromas that we perceive in the nose are enhanced, giving this wine a special attraction. An intense wine with a marked personality.

About Winery:
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.