Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5° 2018

ICONIC RIBERA DEL DUERO WINE

Ref: RED0036
Weight: 75cl

  • From legendary winery in Ribera del Duero

  • A classic, aged for 5 years

  • James Suckling 96/100 & Tim Atkin 97/100

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Description

GRAPE VARIETIES

95% Tempranillo and 5% Merlot.

 WINE TASTING

Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5 Año is a world class Ribera del Duero produced by the legendary winery Tempos Vega Sicilia. It is primarily made up of Tinta Fina, the local name for Tempranillo, with small amounts of Merlot blended in. Fruit is sourced from the 210ha Finca Vega Sicilia vineyard, planted at 700-900m altitude with a density of 2,222 vines per hectare.

This iconic wine is aged over five winters in barrel then bottled, hence the name: Valbuena 5º Año. The crucial first year of ageing takes place in smaller barrels, comprising 75% French oak and 25% American oak. The second year of ageing takes place in large oak vats and, during this stage, the wine gains elegance, complexity, tension and subtlety. Vega Sicilia Valbuena is the perfect balance between elegance, complexity and concentration.

The 2018 vintage is a particularly fresh, pure expression of this wine. Suitable for drinking now, but with potential to age for 25 years if kept in the right storage conditions.

FOOD PAIRING

All kind of red meats, game, bellota ham and dishes with rich sauces.

 


Ingredients, Nutritional Values & Allergens

Ingredients

Ingredients: 95% Tempranillo, 5% Merlot,
Net Weight: 75cl
Best Before: See label
Country of Origin: Spain
Brand: Vega Sicilia
Packaging: Sealed glass bottle
Storage: Store in a cool dry place
Usage: Best served at room temperature
Vintage: 2018
Region: Ribera del Duero
ABV: 14.50%
Grape: 95% Tempranillo & 5% Merlot
    Allergens
    • Sulphites

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    The Source

    Vega Sicilia

    Vega Sicilia, Spain’s “first growth” and most prestigious wine estate, is located in Ribera del DueroIt was founded in 1864 by Don Eloy Lecanda y Chaves and has changed hands several times before its acquisition by the current owners, the Álvarez family, in 1982. The estate’s success is founded on its meticulous approach. In the vineyard it applies low yields, aided by green harvesting and painstaking selection at harvest. In the winery, wines are aged in any number of receptacles – using French and American, new and old oak, small barrels or huge vats – to engender further complexity. Despite prolonged barrel ageing, the fruit is never dried out or overly oaky – compelling evidence of the superb quality of its raw materials. Vega Sicilia has now built up a portfolio which includes Bodegas Alion (providing a more modern expression of Ribera del Duero),  Bodegas Pintia (in the emerging region Toro), Macán (a partnership with Benjamin de Rothschild) and the Hungarian Tokaji estate, Oremus.

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