Bodegas Garcia Figuero - Spain
Figuero Vinas Viejas 2016
Vintage : 2016
Grapes : Tempranillo, Tinto Fino
ABV : 14.5%
Producer : Bodegas Garcia Figuero
Region : Ribera del Duero, Spain
2020 Guia Penin 93 points (vintage 2016)
The Tempranillo grapes used in this wine come exclusively from Family Selection vines older than 60 years from La Horra. Soils are clay, sandy and gravels with an altitude between 800-840 meters. After being hand-harvested and undergoing cluster selection in the vineyards, the grapes are destemmed and go through gravity-controlled tank of 7,500 L, with two to four days of cold-skin maceration prior to fermentation. An additional two months of maturation follow, with malolactic fermentation taking place. The wine is aged for fifteen months in new French oak barrels. It is then aged an additional one year in bottle before leaving the cellar.
The 2016 harvest was characterized by a good yield production. The climatology conditions with heavy rains during winter and spring, very dry summer gave very healthy berries. The harvesting took place from September 29th –October20th and gave to the wines powerful black fruit aromas, balance tannins, intense colour and low acidity.
The 2016 vintage was qualified as VERY GOOD.
High robe with intense cherry-red colour. Dense tears clean, bright and extremely well presented.
Beautiful and high complex nose with ripened blackberries, cassis, toasted coffee, dry cigar leafs and fine species as black pepper, coriander seeds and nutmeg.
The taste is silky, fresh and dense, with sweet and velvety tannins. Harmonic tone to the palate. Long and elegant mouth finish.