Tinto Figuero’s Twelve Months In Barrel has an intense robe with cherry red color and blue highlights that signify good ripeness. Clean, bright and extremely well presented, the initial aromas are of ripened black berries, liquorice and well-matured red berries. It is enhanced by sweet touches of oak, chocolate, spices and coffee notes. The taste is balanced and full-flavored, with sweet, round tannins married to light acidity, giving a fresh, harmonic tone to the palate. It has a long finish, which is also silky and elegant. Food Pairing: Pork and beef, as well as hard cheese 92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast
Winemaker Notes: Thirty-percent of the Tempranillo grapes used in this wine come from vines older than 50 years in the southeast part of La Horra, with the remaining 70-percent from 20 to 50 year-old vines. After being hand-harvested and undergoing cluster selection in the vineyards, the grapes are destemmed and go through gravity controlled tanks, with five to six 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 twelve months in two-plus year-old barrels (70-percent American and 30-percent French oak). It is then aged an additional two years in bottle before leaving the cellar. The 2012 harvest was characterized by a low yields due to extreme climatic conditions – a cold winter and nice spring, followed by a very dry summer. This vintage is very special and gives the wine a powerful fruit aroma, sweet tannins, intense color and adequate acidity for good barrel aging.