VEGA SICILIA UNIQUE - SPECIAL RESERVE - MAGNUM - BIG Format - 1.5 liters - RED Wine
VEGA SICILIA Unique is a wine for eternity.
Unique is the great reference of Vega Sicilia. One of the Spanish wines that every fan should try throughout his life. It comes from the oldest vineyards of the property and is ideal for storage, since in optimal conditions it can be tasted up to 60 years after its elaboration. His style is governed by three descriptors: elegance, firmness and aging ability. In this vintage, Vega Sicilia has also wanted to give it two more years of bottle than usual to be able to take it out at an optimal time of consumption, although its potential for storage remains enormous.
After the aging and loneliness of the winery between French and American oak, one of the great myths in the history of Vega Sicilia Unico wine comes to light.
VEGA UNIQUE SICILY
Winery: Vega Sicilia, Wineries
Origin: D.O. Ribera del Duero
Zone: Europe - Spain - Castilla y León
Graduation: 14% Vol
Other information of interest: Vega Sicilia magnum reflects on its label a detail of José Guerrero's oil on canvas entitled "Veronense Green".
Presentation: 150 cl.
Service Temperature: 16 ° C
Production: 95,000 bottles
Variety: 94% Fine red - 6% Cabernet Sauvignon
View: Deep ruby color.
Nose: We are facing an Atlantic vintage that suggests fresh notes on the nose, framed in the classic bouquet of this wine.
Mouth: It is presented with a fine attack, firm mouth passage without stridency and final marked by minerality. The long aging in the barrel gives elegant shades nuances throughout the tour.
It came with a potential for aging between 40 and 60 years.
Major and minor hunting; wild boar, deer, roe deer, red meats, roasts, stews or roasted lamb.
VINEYARD AND ELABORATION
Vineyards located at 700 meters altitude.
In total the winery has 210 hectares, of which 40 are used for the preparation of Unique.
Clay-limestone with brown areas and an alluvial part.
After the fermentation process, he stayed for 14 months in a wooden vat, 18 months in a new barrel, 8 months in a cask and 24 months in a large wooden vat. The rest of the time it remained in bottle until its commercialization. The raising of the Unico is probably the longest in the world, lasting a minimum of 10 years between wood and bottle.
VEGA SICILY WINERIES
Vega Sicilia wineries
Eloy Lecanda founded, in 1864, the winery that symbolizes the golden legend of Spanish red wine. Throughout its long history it has belonged to various owners, although it has always maintained an unquestionable personality, producing concentrated, mature, generous and extremely elegant wines.
The Vega Sicilia wineries are located in the Valladolid town of Valbuena de Duero, on a farm that forms a valley that follows the course of the river.
The Denomination of Origin Ribera del Duero has a continental type climate, with Atlantic influence. Precipitation is scarce, with annual averages not exceeding 500 mm, especially concentrated in spring and autumn. The insolation, extensive and abundant, reaches annual averages of 2,200 hours of sun, and the Douro River favors the morning fogs and mists that form an additional source of moisture.
The soils are clayey-calcareous, with brown areas and an alluvial part.
This one puts a northern limit to the 1000 hectares of the property; the southern limit is established by the forest, which is perched on the slope that reaches the plain. The farm has a plantation of 250 hectares of vineyards, covering 80% of the native red or fine Tempranillo de la Ribera variety and, the rest, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec.
The elaboration of these magnificent wines follows a rigorous process and with a strict quality control. The care and attention to detail is constant in each and every phase. Without secrets, but with great wisdom.
Vega Sicilia is undoubtedly a unique wine and one of the great Spanish classics. His personality is not only derived from the highest quality of the grape and the rigor of its manufacture, but above all from the love of detail that the Álvarez family has managed to transfer to its wines.
From a universal perspective, the peculiar characteristics of Vega Sicilia define it as a very Spanish wine and, in fact, it is one of the wines of the country that generates respect just by citing it. The Vega Sicilia enjoy a certain old but stately accent, like period furniture; wines of great elegance, finesse, complexity and with great capacity to stay in the bottle for a long time.