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Vega Sicilia Único Reserva Especial

Vega Sicilia Único Reserva Especial
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Vega Sicilia Único Reserva Especial
Red wine Reserva. 48 months in oak barrels.
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon,  Tinto Fino,  Merlot
Production area: D.O. Ribera del Duero
Winery: Vega Sicilia
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.0%

Available vintages of Vega Sicilia Único Reserva Especial

  • Vega Sicilia 2018 Unico Release Reserva Especial
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    • Parker 95
    • Peñin 97
  • Vega Sicilia 2018 Unico Release Reserva Especial
    • Parker 95
    • Peñin 97
    327,39 $
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  • Vega Sicilia 2019 Unico Release Reserva Especial
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    • Parker 95
    • Peñin 97
    • Suckling 99
  • Vega Sicilia 2019 Unico Release Reserva Especial
    • Parker 95
    • Peñin 97
    • Suckling 99
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Characteristics of Vega Sicilia Único Reserva Especial

Vega Sicilia Único Reserva Especial is a red wine from the D.O Ribera del Duero produced by Bodges y Viñedos Vega Sicilia. This wine is a blend of 3 grape varieties: Tinto Fino, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.

The harvest is carried out following a thorough selection of the grapes. The grapes are then transported to the winery in small boxes, this is to ensure that they do not break nor lose the freshness that characterises them.

At the winery, the grapes are destemmed and then macerate at a controlled temperature. The must of Vega Sicilia Único Reserva Especial obtained then undergoes the first fermentation in various wood and stainless steel containers. Following this, it is aged for 2 years in large wooden tanks that have large capacities.

Finally before being bottled, Vega Sicilia Único Reserva Especial is aged for 18 months in new barrels, followed by another 30 months in used barrels.

Vega Sicilia is a family run winery that was founded back in 1864: one of the oldest, emblematic and most well-known in Spain. As the name suggests, Vega Sicilia Único Reserva Especial is a wine that deserves to be enjoyed on special occasions.

Serve at 18ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Game birds, Roasted lamb

Tasting notes Vega Sicilia Único Reserva Especial

The 2017 vintage rated as "Very Good" has been characterized by being a warm and dry year. Low water reserves at the start became more severe during the months of July and August, when conditions were extremely dry except for some heavy rains towards the beginning of the harvest. Yet without a doubt the defining moment of the year was the frost that affected much of Ribera del Duero on April 28th, immediately following budding, resulting in weak plant mass. This affected plant growth and flowering for the entire year resulting in major production losses. This mishap was followed by some very hot months in June and July. Due to these events the wines of this year are characterized by being wines with more volume and medium acidity. Perfect to drink while young and with a good capacity for aging.
After a dry winter, spring came loaded with rain. Thankfully, this water was stored, since it was much needed during the extremely dry summer. The low temperatures during spring delayed the sprouting of the vines, which led the growth cycle to start with delay. However, this delay was offset thanks to the high temperatures recorded in July and August, to the point of delaying ripening in those younger vineyards. The 2016 vintage beat the production record of the 2014 vintage. And not only in production, but also in quality due to the excellent weather conditions and the excellent health of the vineyards. The wines from this vintage offer a lot of volume, with a good capacity to face the passing of time, with roundness and spectacular tannins. A harvest reminiscent of those of the late 80s and early 90s.
The 2015 vintage started with a winter that had good groundwater reserves. The spring was warm and dry until well into the month of June, when there were intense rainfall at the beginning of the blooming. A summer with some well spread out storms gave way to a very dry autumn. The harvest was slightly ahead of the usual dates, but the analytical and organoleptic features, and the balance of the berries, were ideal. Thus enabled the harvest to take place at the optimal ripening time. The wines from this vintage, which was classified as excellent, have a good colour intensity, significant fruity notes on the nose and a high tannic potential in the mouth, with sweet tannins that indicate the good phenolic ripening of the berries. A vintage reminiscent of the exceptional 2005 vintage.

Ratings

  • Parker 95
  • Peñin 97
  • Suckling 99
  • Parker 95
  • Peñin 97
  • Parker 95
  • Peñin 97
  • Parker 95
  • Parker 96

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Ribera del Duero

2017 Very good
2016 Very good
2015 Excellent
2014 Very good
2013 Good
2012 Very good
2011 Excellent
2010 Excellent
2009 Excellent
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Good
2005 Very good
2004 Excellent
2003 Very good
2002 Very good
2001 Very good
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Production area D.O. Ribera del Duero

Winery Vega Sicilia

Ribera del Duero wine is one of the most prestigious wines in Spain. Red wines made with Tinto Fino variety grapes, with highly complex aromas, fine on the palate and with a great storage capacity. The wines of Ribera del Duero present a perfect balance between the vividness of the fruit and the refinement of the wood, which has led to them obtaining a well-deserved international acclaim.

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Vega Sicilia is one of those wines that everyone has heard of, but no one has tried. In fact, it is said that Vega Sicilia is nowadays a fantasy that has become a myth. Strangely enough, what gave made it popular at the beginning was the production of brandy and ratafia, as in 1876, in Philadelphia, the winery Lecanda attained the quality certificate for its superb brandy. In this same year, they managed to become the supplier of the Royal Household (Real Casa), and in 1880 they were awarded the Great Cross of Isabel the Catholic. All of this happened and the red Vega Sicilia had not even been born yet.

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    • Decántalo 98
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    Red wine Gran Reserva Respectful agriculture. 72 months in French oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Vega Sicilia. Production area: D.O. Ribera del Duero. Grapes used in this wine: Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinto Fino.

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  • Vega Sicilia Único 2008

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    Red wine Gran Reserva Respectful agriculture. 7 years in french oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Vega Sicilia. Production area: D.O. Ribera del Duero. Grapes used in this wine: Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinto Fino.

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    • Peñin 95
    • Suckling 98
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    Red wine Reserva. 48 months in oak barrels. Volume: 75 cl. Winery: Vega Sicilia. Production area: D.O. Ribera del Duero. Grapes used in this wine: Cabernet Sauvignon and Tinto Fino and Merlot.

    • Parker 95
    • Peñin 97
    • Suckling 99
    351,78 $
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