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Date Printed: 4/17/2015
Tinto Figuero Ribera del Duero 2005
Tinto Figuero Ribera del Duero 2005
(search item no. 89627)

PRICE ON 4/17/2015: $15.99

Winemaker's Notes:

Color: Intense ruby, with the crimsons prevailing over a clean, bright, background, attesting to the wine's youth. The glass is inundated with legs suggesting alcoholic strength and an oily palate.

Aroma: The initial nose is dominated by the best of the new oak: hints of toast on a spicy background. The fruitiness lurks just beneath the wood, reminiscent of ripe blackberries delicately combined with suggestions of raspberry and cranberry.

Taste: Moderate acidity, fostering the splendor of a rounded wine, excellently structured on sweet tannins and the characteristic velvety nature of the tempranillo, which give rise to an initial smoothness and elegant and lingering finish.

Serving suggestions: This wine is ideally served at room temperature to accompany pork and beef, as well as rice and vegetable dishes and various semi-soft cheeses.

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About Tinto Figuero:

Jose Maria Garcia 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. Each day is filled with care of more than 45 hectares of vines, over half of which were carefully and meticulously farmed by their ancestors, some of the vines still producing grapes today date back to the 1930s.

After many years of concentrating exclusively on the cultivating their vines with the aim of producing "top flight" grapes, 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 Garcia 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 Garcia Figuero's vineyards feature Tempranillo vines older than 60 years.

In 2001, with the aid of their three children - Carlos, Henar and Antonio - the actual 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. Over 1,000 barrels lie in the aging room.