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Vega Sicília Valbuena 5º Año

Vega Sicília Valbuena 5º Año
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Respectful agriculture

Vintage splendor where Tinta Fina lives up to its name

Respectful agriculture
Vega Sicília Valbuena 5º Año
Red wine Gran Reserva. 42 months in French and American oak barrels and 18 months in bottle.
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon,  Merlot,  Tempranillo
Designation of Origin: D.O. Ribera del Duero
Production area: Castilla y León
Winery: Vega Sicilia
Volume: 75 cl., Magnum
Alcohol: 14.0%
Red wine Gran Reserva. 42 months in French and American oak barrels and 18 months in bottle.
Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon,  Merlot,  Tempranillo
D.O. Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León)
Winery: Vega Sicilia
Volume: 75 cl., Magnum
Alcohol: 14.0%

Characteristics of Vega Sicília Valbuena 5º Año

Vega Sicília Valbuena 5º Año is an excellent Tempranillo and Merlot coupage, produced by the legendary Vega Sicilia winery, in the Ribera del Duero.

Vega Sicilia, part of the Tempos Vega Sicilia group, is one of the best-known producers in the world. It dates back to 1864 but was acquired by David Álvarez Díez in 1982 and since then his name has continued to spread across the world due to the high quality of his wines. His philosophy, taking pride in things done well, has made him a winemaking legend. 

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º año comes from plots sitting on gentle slopes with highly expressive soils composed of deep calcium material. It is made mainly with the Tinta Fina variety (Tempranillo) with a touch of Merlot. This amount varies from vintage to vintage.

The must ferments with its native yeasts at a controlled temperature in stainless steel tanks, where it also undergoes malolactic fermentation. It then ages in different sized new and used French and American barrels, and then finally rests in the bottle for five years, hence its name, Valbuena 5º año.

A process full of patience and complexity, but always the same, so that the only difference between the crops is the weather, which creates a great vintage wine that is representative of the terroir it comes from.
Serve at 16ºC
Contains sulphites
We recommend decanting before consumption
Pairing
Alone, Roasted lamb, Soups, Large game, Deer, Stew, Vegetables, Small game, Stews

Tasting notes Vega Sicília Valbuena 5º Año

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º año 2014 is an intense, expressive and complex red wine. The nose reveals its aging potential with a range of aromas that perfectly balance the presence of wood with the expressiveness of the fruit. There are also nuances of chocolate, smoke and pencil lead with balsamic, vanilla and spiced notes. On the palate it reveals its character with elegance and silkiness, leaving a powerful fruity and meaty impression as it passes. Excellent storage capacity.
This was a complicated year. Although the sprouting of the vines was slightly early, the low temperatures recorded during the spring delayed the growth cycle, which no longer recovered in the summer, despite having a warm month of July. The harvest was carried out at a fast pace, and with the extra effort of the viticulturers, who discarded the fruit that did not meet the optimal conditions. This way, they made sure that they avoided the probable effect of the botrytis attacks due to the rains they had around this time. The wines from this vintage, rated as a good one, offer good colour intensity, great fruit expression and a lot of freshness.
Regarding climate, the 2012 vintage started with the sprouting of the vines in the beginning of spring with the cooler temperatures. In May, generous rainfall and high temperatures gave way to a generalised drought throughout the summer. Luckily, the rains started at the onset of the ripening. The precipitations at the beginning of October, and the nice temperatures during the harvest, resulted in the a uniform phenolic ripening. The wines from this vintage have a good alcoholic strength, balanced by moderate levels of acidity, with a good colour and phenolic intensity, and a suitable level of tannins, all important features for a perfect ageing.
After a predictable winter, the weather changed in spring. Temperatures were higher than normal, which caused an early start of the grapes’ ripening cycle. The normal course of the climate at the end of spring and at the beginning of the summer, allowed the vines to recover their usual pace, and the veraison took place on the expected dates. The beginning of the harvest was slightly early due to the strong heat the grapes suffered during their ripening. However, the nice weather throughout the harvest, without rain or frost, provided grapes with an impeccable health. Wines from the 2011 vintage have a slightly higher alcohol strength than usual, with a perfect balance thanks to their natural acidity, concentration of colour and phenolic richness. For all these reasons, this vintage has been classified as excellent, offering high-quality young wines, and wines with the ideal features for their ageing.
2010 started with heavy frosts in winter and spring, causing a delay in the commencement of the growth cycle. Above all, this situation marked the vintage with a low yield harvest. This delay of the growth cycle was offset by a slightly mild but good ripening. This fact resulted in wines with greater structure, floral wines with very ripe fruit in compote, a little less acid than the 2009 vintage, but with an excellent quality and with a long life ahead. The low production and the excellent ripening helped classify this vintage as excellent.
Sight Intense, clean and bright ruby red colour. Nose Intense and complex nose full of nuances. Initially, the aromas provided during the ageing appear. Little by little they give way to red and black fruit in its optimal ripening followed by all kind of nuances: balsamic, spicy, toasted, smoked and a wide range that will be noticed as the wine evolves in the glass. Taste An expressive, complex and balanced red wine with a very good structure. Long and very pleasant. A round wine from Ribera del Duero.
Sight Intense, clean and bright ruby red colour. Nose Intense and complex nose full of nuances. Initially, the aromas provided during the ageing appear. Little by little they give way to red and black fruit in its optimal ripening followed by all kind of nuances: balsamic, spicy, toasted, smoked and a wide range that will be noticed as the wine evolves in the glass. Taste An expressive, complex and balanced red wine with a very good structure. Long and very pleasant. A round wine from Ribera del Duero.
Sight Intense, clean and bright ruby red colour. Nose Intense and complex nose full of nuances. Initially, the aromas provided during the ageing appear. Little by little they give way to red and black fruit in its optimal ripening followed by all kind of nuances: balsamic, spicy, toasted, smoked and a wide range that will be noticed as the wine evolves in the glass. Taste An expressive, complex and balanced red wine with a very good structure. Long and very pleasant. A round wine from Ribera del Duero.
Sight Intense, clean and bright ruby red colour. Nose Intense and complex nose full of nuances. Initially, the aromas provided during the ageing appear. Little by little they give way to red and black fruit in its optimal ripening followed by all kind of nuances: balsamic, spicy, toasted, smoked and a wide range that will be noticed as the wine evolves in the glass. Taste An expressive, complex and balanced red wine with a very good structure. Long and very pleasant. A round wine from Ribera del Duero.

Ratings

  • Parker 96
  • Peñin 95
  • Suckling 96
  • Decántalo 95
  • Parker 94
  • Peñin 94
  • Parker 95
  • Peñin 96
  • Parker 94
  • Peñin 96
  • Decántalo 96
  • Parker 96
  • Peñin 98
  • Parker 95
  • Decántalo 96
  • Parker 94
  • Peñin 94
  • Decántalo 93
  • Parker 92
  • Parker 91

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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Valoraciones de productos
Reviews from customers who bought this product
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    28/03/19 Valbuena 5º Año 2013 Very nice wine one of tge best ribera del duero
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    12/03/18 Valbuena 5º Año 2012 Excellent wine that has its price
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    31/03/17 Valbuena 5º Año 2012 Fantastic wine in a very good vintage
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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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