A step up from the Roble, the Tempranillo grapes come from 40 year old vines. Figuero 12 is aged for twelve months in older barrels and then aged for a further one year in bottle. Intense burgundy red in colour, with blue highlights. The nose is complex and powerful with seductive aromas of ripe red fruit, spiced notes of nutmeg and pepper, and a touch of liquorice. Secondary notes of balsamic and toffee further enhance this wine. The palate is exceptionally smooth, fresh and well-balanced, with sweet, silky tannins complementing the fresh acidity. Enjoy the elegant and long finish. A really quite excellent wine from a region that should have more exposure in the UK.
Tinto Figuero was born from a thousand vines, which were received by José María García and Milagros Figuero in the year of their wedding, 1961. The Figuero philosophy is based on utmost respect and minimal intervention in the winemaking process. Therefore, nature is allowed to follow its course at every stage, accompanying the wines every step of the way. Winemakers Jean-François Hébrard and Óscar Rodríguez form an essential partnership to bring together the two philosophies of “know-how” and “laissez-faire” as Figuero’s way of understanding viticulture and oenology. In keeping with the philosophy, the old vines, spread between more than 50 growing areas, are vinified according to their classification in small tanks. In this way the personality of each area can be maintained and wines of three classifications are produced: Vino de Pueblo (village wines), Vino de Paraje (wines of the same viticultural area) and Vino de Parcela (single-plot wines). The Figuero vineyards are situated at 800m above sea level and are affected by the Mediterranean climate and continental influences.