Tomás Postigo arrived to the Ribera del Duero in 1984, and was a pioneer in the production of wines with the Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot varieties.
The Tomás Postigo cellar has plots scattered throughout the geography of the Ribera del Duero from which its grapes come, in the municipalities of Peñafiel, Pesquera or Roa de Duero, plots that reach up to 1,000 meters of altitude. The grape of the Verdejo variety comes from the area of Segovia (La Nieva) in a selection of franco standing vineyards. They are old vineyards that self-regulate producing between 1,500 and 3,000 kilograms per hectare.
The best grapes are obtained thanks to the good relationship with the vine growers in the area, and the knowledge of the best plots. The winery works on acid soils with a lot of siliceous pebble, which gives very aromatic wines, soft and with a good acidity to make wines for long aging.
The harvest is done manually and in boxes of 12 kilograms. Once in the cellar, the bunches pass through a selection table where only the best grapes are selected.
The use of mechanical pumps for the transfer of grapes has been liminated, to produce minimal stress in them. For the alcoholic fermentation, stainless steel tanks of 15,000 liters are used at a controlled temperature with manual pumpers to achieve greater contact with the skin.
A vertical press with long programs is used. The malolactic fermentation of its wines takes place in new French oak barrels of 225 liters with native yeasts. The aging has a minimum period of 12 months in French oak barrels at controlled temperature and humidity. Finally the bottling is done after clarification with egg whites and before going on the market they go through a period of aging in the bottle.
Tomás Postigo 2020, made with Tinto Fino 88%, Cabernet Sauvignon 6%, Merlot 4.5% and Malbec 1.5% grapes, Selected vineyards located between 750 and 1,000 m altitude and between 37 plots of 15 municipalities of the Ribera del Duero.
This winery, without any own vineyards, carries out a selection process, in close collaboration with the wine growers of the area, of different plots and in different municipalities pursuing the best grapes.