José María García and Milagros Figuero have devoted their lives to the care of their “majuelos,” or young vines. They are proud heirs to a culture handed down over several generations. More than half of their 45 hectares of vines were meticulously cultivated by their ancestors, and some of them have been producing grapes since the 1930s. Finally, after years cultivating premium grapes for others, José María and Milagros chose to produce their own wines.
The García Figuero wines are all 100 percent Tempranillo – Spain’s signature red grape, which is the essence of the wines from the Ribera del Duero and the only grape variety planted on the estate. Twenty-five hectares of García Figuero’s vineyards contain Tempranillo vines that are more than 60 years old.
In 2001, with the help of the couple’s three children Carlos, Henar and Antonio, the García Figuero winery took shape at La Horra, the secular vineyard in one of the most prestigious locations along the banks of the Duero River. The aging room holds over 1,000 barrels of the best quality, which are renewed every three years.
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