Red Wine Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2018
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This classic Spanish red wine is a varietal Tempranillo wine made from estate-owned vineyards located in Ribera del Duero. 30% of the vines are over 50 years old, while the rest are 20 to 40 years of age.
The harvest of Tinto Figuero 12 Meses, produced by Bodegas y Viñedos García Figuero, was carried out in little boxes to avoid fruit bruises.
Once in the cellar, the grapes were put into stainless steel tanks and cold-soaked for over a period of two days.
During the process of alcoholic fermentation, perodic punch-overs and pump-downs were performed to maximize contact between the wine and the solid skin cap.
Then Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2018 was transferred into 95% French and 5% American oak barrels, where it was aged for 12 months. Once bottled, it was aged for another 24 months.
Decant this Crianza red wine 30 minutes before drinking.
The wine Tinto Figuero 12 Meses is bright cherry with a garnet rim.
Intense, but not overdone. Notes of ripe strawberries, blackberries, balsam, liquorice and cocoa. Subtle mineral undertones, mingled with dim toasted notions. A nicely balanced Tempranillo.
Savoury and gentle, this red wine from Bodegas García Figuero has a velvety texture, noble tannins and good acidity. Well-balanced and quite focused, with a long, fruity finish. Still quite young, though, with plenty of room for improvement.
|Our personal opinion||
The excellently priced Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2018 is complex and elegant. A very interesting Ribera.
Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2017:
Enterwine 93. Guía Peñín 91. Wine Enthusiast 93.
Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2016:
Enterwine 93. Wine Enthusiast 93.
Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2015:
Enterwine 94. Peñín 91.
Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2014:
Parker 90. Peñín 92. Enterwine 93.
Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2013:
Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2012:
Parker 90. Peñín 91.
Tinto Figuero 12 Meses 2011:
Parker 90. Peñín 90.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|Pairings||Bull meat, Cooked foods, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted pork, Roasted red meats, Specialty plates, Stews, Vegetables, White meat with gravy|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Silky and intense, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues, To bring to an engagement|