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Vega Sicilia Único

Vega Sicilia Único
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Vega Sicilia Único
Red wine Gran Reserva. 7 years in french oak barrels.
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon,  Tinto Fino
Designation of Origin: D.O. Ribera del Duero
Production area: Castilla y León
Winery: Vega Sicilia
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Red wine Gran Reserva. 7 years in french oak barrels.
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon,  Tinto Fino
D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)
Winery: Vega Sicilia
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Fruity
Spicy
Young
Barrel
Light
Body

Characteristics of Vega Sicilia Único

Vega Sicilia Único is an extraordinary red wine made by the Vega Sicilia winery in the Ribera del Duero in Valbuena de Duero in Valladolid.

Vega Sicilia is the most emblematic Spanish bodegas. A historic wine cellar, over 150 years old, which has become a myth, an icon recognized worldwide thanks to the sheer quality of its wines. Vega Sicilia Único is a wine of legend. One of those wines that any amateur longs to taste at least once in their life.

A limited production wine that is made only in the best vintages. It is a blend made from Tinto Fino, with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes come from the oldest vineyards of the estate owned by the winery in Valbuena de Duero, a farm along the Douro river with alluvial clay-limestone soils.

There is an influence of a continental climate together with Atlantic influence, with little rainfall concentrated in spring and autumn and hot summers with plenty of sunshine. Vega Sicilia is characterized by taking great care throughout the process.

The work begins in the vineyard. Pruning is performed to remove bunches and limit the production of each strain, obtaining grapes with great concentration.

The harvest is done manually, selecting the ripest clusters. Alcoholic fermentation takes place in oak tanks for 15 days at a maximum temperature of 32 ° C. Once completed, it is run off into oak vats where the malolactic fermentation occurs. In these vats, the wine rests for a whole year in order to clarify and settle.

Vega Sicilia Único is aged for at least seven years in French oak manufactured in the cellar. The aging begins in new barrels, and rotates into used barrels with the intention of achieving a perfect balance between wine and wood.

Once bottled, Vega Sicilia Unico rests in the bottle for 3 years before going to market. A long process, which stretches for up to 10 years, gives life to a very special wine, a unique wine.

Serve at 17ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Roasted red meats, Large game, Grilled red meats, Roasted lamb, Small game, Iberian ham

Tasting notes Vega Sicilia Único

The 2009 vintage started with a winter of low temperatures, which gave way to a cool spring. A dry summer, with warm days and mild nights, and great temperature changes between day and night, led to very balanced, complex and concentrated grapes. As for climate, it was the perfect vintage. This influenced the health of the grapes, which was excellent. Therefore, the wines from this vintage have a good acidity, which is responsible for long-lived wines with a good structure. And generally, responsible for very fruity wines with fresh red fruit that stands out. One of the great vintages of this region.
Sight Intense ripe cherry red colour, with a bright edge. Nose Toasted touches from the wood, with nutty notes from the oxidative evolution obtained during its years in the barrel. Taste A great range of flavours of old but clean wood, with dry and pleasantly bitter tannins from the oak, together with sweet hints from the alcohol. It has a very long finish.
Sight Intense ripe cherry red colour, with a bright edge. Nose In the nose, toasted touches from the wood, with nutty notes from the oxidative evolution obtained during the years in barrels. Taste It has a great range of flavours of old but clean wood, with dry and pleasantly bitter tannins from the oak, together with sweet hints from the alcohol. It has a very long finish.
Sight It has an intense ripe cherry colour, with lively ruby red edges. Nose In the nose, the toasted notes provided by the wood are dominant. They are released along with the aromas of hazelnuts got during its oxidative evolution during the years in the barrel. Taste It shows a wide range of aromas of clean old wood, with dry and pleasantly bitter tannins provided by the oak, along with the light texture of the sweetness of its alcoholic content. A very long, purebred red wine.
Sight Ripe cherry red colour, extremely high intensity, very dark and deep. Nose Fragrant and complex nose, in which toasted aromas of the wood are dominant, together with extremely ripe fruit and balsamic notes. A wine that can be enjoyed for many hours. Taste This wine is unique, as its own name indicates (English term for “único”), warm, elegant, persistent, kind, round and an endless number of adjectives that could not describe it completely. An excellent red wine from the D.O. Ribera del Duero.
Sight Intense ripe cherry color. Nose Good aroma, ripe fruit, toasted notes and chocolate. Taste Flavor is tasty, complex, ripe tannins and fine bitterness.

Ratings

  • Parker 98
  • Peñin 95
  • Suckling 98
  • Parker 96
  • Decanter 97
  • Peñin 94
  • Parker 95
  • Decántalo 98
  • Parker 98
  • Peñin 95
  • Suckling 100
  • Parker 96
  • Peñin 95
  • Suckling 94
  • Decanter 94
  • Decántalo 96
  • Parker 97
  • Peñin 97
  • Decanter 92
  • Parker 94
  • Peñin 96
  • Decántalo 95
  • Parker 95
  • Peñin 95
  • Winespectator 93
  • Decántalo 95
  • Parker 93
  • Peñin 96
  • Winespectator 92
  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 92
  • Peñin 94
  • Suckling 97
  • Decanter 93
  • Parker 98
  • Winespectator 91
  • Parker 96
  • Winespectator 96

Prizes

Gran Premio de Honor Exposición Internacional de Barcelona
Medalla de Oro y Gran Diploma de Honor Feria de Navidad de Madrid
Medalla de Oro y Gran Diploma de Honor Exposición Hotelera de Barcelona

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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    27/11/19 Vega Sicilia Único 2006 Отличное вино, одно из лучших испанских
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    Designation of Origin D.O. Ribera del Duero

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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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