It has been many years since Tomás, one of the most venerable winemakers in Ribera del Duero with more than 35 vintages to his name, began to instill in his children all his knowledge and love for wine. The four have grown up in the winery, in a special environment learning the importance of a job well done, prioritizing quality and focus on every detail, all paramount in Ribera del Duero. Made up of Tomás and his four children Gabriel, Alberto, Juan and Nicolás. Their passion for wine was passed on by their father and that means that all of them are already involved in the running of the winery, from the oldest to the youngest, thus bringing together tradition and continuing down the generations.
Winemaker & owner
The family is one of the most important factors in the rise to prominence and the production of Tomás Postigo wines. The goal to always imprint that characteristic of daily work that is always carried out with care. A personal stamp from the family that demonstrates the closeness and their humility that is shown in their final product, in each one of their bottles. For Tomás it is critical in his objective, accomplished by working hand in hand with his four children, but it is only the first step. This excitement leads him to believe that there will be many generations that will come after him in the winery and that they will continue the ideas and knowledge learned from him in the winery that he founded in 2008.
“The richness of a great wine is found in its diverse varietals, barrels and the native yeasts.”
Constantly improve the winemaking process, by innovating different aspects while maintaining the traditions.
Tómas Postigo is one of the most venerable winemakers in the Ribera del Duero with more than 35 vintages on its name. It was the first winery in Spain to obtain the “Ecological Carbon Footprint” award. They only use native yeasts with is the hallmark of the wines and gives it their own kind of personality. The process of winemaking is with lots of focus on handcraft: from harvest to aging.
Tomás Postigo – 5o Año 2017
A perfect blend of tempranillo, cabernet sauvignon, merlot and malbec. The grapes are harvested from vineyards between 750 and 1000m of altitude and come from a limestone, sandy-loam soil. In the winery, all movement was done by gravity fed, without pumps and done gently. The grapes were de-stemmed, and fermentation was done with whole berries. The wine had 12 months of aging in 255liter French oak barrels, from selected forests. At the end of aging, 46 different wines were made, depending on vineyard, varietal and type of barrel. This wine is the final blend of all of them.
It has an intense garnet rim followed by a deep cherry color throughout. The nose is complex, with highlights of minerality, balsamic and spice notes when the bottle is freshly opened. After breathing, notes of red fruits (currants, plum, cherry) become apparent and undercurrents of elegant, toasted oak show. On the palate it is a deep, full-bodied, smooth wine with very good acid balance. Sensations of red fruit and spices show on the palate as well.
Tomás Postigo – Blanca F.B. Verdejo 18
A verdejo with oak aging is not very common yet so surprising. This wine has aged for 8 months in new French oak barrels, with periodic bâtonnage in the barrel. This gives a completely new dimension to the verdejo wines. The grapes are harvested by hand at the Nieva area of Segovia in Castilla Y León.
The wine has a pale, golden color. The first aromas are noted by the toasted spices from the oak. Later a more classical note of Verdejo comes forth: aniseed, fennel, white and stone fruit with a heaviness and depth mixed with notes of pastry. Great on the palate, deep and creamy, elegant and complex with a refreshing citrus balanced with the acidity. Deep, voluminous and structured, long and spicy aftertaste with a slightly acidic finish.