Tomás Postigo arrived at the Ribera del Duero in 1984, 1984 and is now considered one of the most veteran and connoisseur enologists of the area.
Tomás Postigo is a graduate in Chemistry of the Autonomous University of Madrid and in Enology from the University of Valladolid. After three years of research for the Institute of Industrial Fermentation (CSIC), he decided to professionally devote himself to the world of the vineyard and wineries. . Postigo arrived in the Ribera del Duero in 1984, 1984 and is definitively considered one of the most veteran enologist with better knowledge of the area.
He started his winery work in one of the cooperatives of the Ribera del Duero. Subsequently, from 1988 to 2008, 2008, while in Peñafiel, he created and managed one of the most famous and emblematic wines of the same Denomination of Origin , (D.O.).
During this time, and thanks to his eagerness for innovation and change, Tomás Postigo was a pioneer in new fields of the diverse elaboration of wines, like the use of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot in the wine coupages, the implementation of drip irrigation along the vineyards of the Ribera del Duero , and the utilization of French oak for the aging of the red wine as well as the elaboration of wines with gravity fed grape movement, all within the aforementioned D.O.
He is one of the key men of Ribera de Duero, author of wines . It was in 1984 when Tomás Postigo landed in Peñafiel (Valladolid). Ribera de Duero took its first steps and in the province there were only three wineries: Vega Sicilia, Alejandro Fernández and Protos. , and always in full form with his new projects
Tomás Postigo was a well, known alchemist from Peñafiel It is well known that alchemy is an ancient practice that combined different strands of knowledge, including physics, chemistry and art, in an esoteric environment in which knowledge was transmitted orally and only to the initiates. I will not say that current chemistry and Tomás Postigo’s knowledge has to be included in the framework of the old alchemy, but I do have the feeling that the creative task of certain tie-free enologists - like Tomás nowadays - fits perfectly into that global concept of almost secret science
Undoubtedly, Tomás Postigo is one of the wisest men in the Ribera de Duero. His first stop was Protos and then he launched the famous winery Pago de Carraovejas. In 2008, he set up on his own and his crianza 2011 is a good example. A bouquet full of fruity and expressive nuances . as well , as a strong but fresh palate , with a tasty , and long finish. This is a winery to watch. it will give us much to talk about.
Passion, confidence and dedication are words that describe Tomás Postigo. . If we also add the quality of the raw materials he uses and his good ideas, the result is a guaranteed success. He’s been working for more than twenty years in wineries in Valladolid, especially Peñafiel, However in 2008 Tomás went above and beyond with the inauguration of his own special vintage of wines.
Music is always a good ally, but the Art of Wine needs from other wisdoms. Tomás Postigo possesses many of them, something he has proven over the last three decades of his professional career as an enologist in the Ribera de Duero. He’s coming back from Peñafiel , the land where he began his professional development, with his own project. Beginning with Protos, where he served as the technical manager until 1988, when he moved to Pago de Carraovejas.
Tomás Postigo’s CV includes, among other accomplishments, being responsible for the first Protos Crianza in 1985 jointly establishing the winery Pago de Carraovejas, 1 of the most famous wineries and point of reference of the D.O. Ribera del Duero, where he stayed for 2 decades, helping them achieve the privileged position they maintain to this day. This professional career is not within just anyone’s reach.