From a typically dry vintage, Figuero 12 is an intense purple colour with a lot of depth. Aromas of blackberry, blueberry, black pepper and liquorice are fine and intense, whilst notes of tobacco, undergrowth and rifle stone add to the complexity. The palate is full, with velvety tannins, excellent structure and a long finish. This is a wine of great balance and harmony.
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.
Food matches: The perfect accompaniment to pork, beef, and hard cheese.