Wine Ribera del Duero DO Vega Sicilia Unico 1996
Wine rich cherry color with a bright luster.
The wine has a rich flavor with sweet notes of cherry and blackberry nuances of undergrowth and silky tannins. A perfect balance of acidity and alcohol. Long aftertaste.
The wine has a rich aroma with a plurality of components, including notes of black currant, hazelnut, charcoal and smoke.
The wine goes well with hot dishes of meat and game, as fried and stewed. Also, the wine is perfect for soups, pasta and vegetable dishes, as well as grilled fish and cheese. The wine has a lot of potential so that is able to complement the most sophisticated dishes, in conjunction with which it is possible to fully appreciate all its charm and brilliance.
For the production of wine "Unico" berries pass strict selection, fermentation is carried out in oak barrels, and then the wine spends 22 months in large oak casks. Then, within 22 months the wine is aged in new barrels and 28 months - partly new. And finally poured into large drums where conducts 24 months. In total, the wine is aged for about 6 years. After aging in oak barrels the wine is further aged in bottles.
In 1848 landowner Toribio Lekanda bought Marquis Valbuena 2000 ha farm. Son of Toribio, Eloy Lekanda acquires Bordeaux 18 thousand. Shoots Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Pinot Noir, decided to begin production of brandy and liqueurs. For the quality of brandy in 1876. Eloy Lekanda receives a certificate and also became a supplier of the Royal Family. In 1880 he was awarded the Grand Cross of Isabel the Catholic, it should be noted that all this happened long before the creation of wines that glorified farm.
In 1904, Domingo Garramiola Thomin rents farm owned by the family in those days Herrero. Domingo has played an important role in the history of Vega Sicilia, in the production of wines of Bordeaux, he used technology. In 1915 the winery created here Domingo Garramiola produces two great wines: Vega Sicilia and Valbuena. The first wines were presented with the upper class of the bourgeoisie and the aristocracy, but not for commercial purposes. The owners of the winery offered this wine as a gift to my best friends. So began to take shape the legend of the most exclusive wines of Spain, which is impossible to get for the money. In 1929, Vega Sicilia wines are recognized at the World Exhibition in Barcelona, were awarded the 1917 harvest and 1918.
In 1982 the farm buys Alvarez family, which, along with the traditional production process begins to apply modern technology. Were also significantly expanded the vineyards. In 1992, the family gets winery Bodegas in Peñafiel. In 1998, a group of technical control winery joins Ausas Javier, who has worked for 6 years oenologist. Javier together with Begosa Hovelyarom strengthened popularity and quality wines economy. In 2000 he founded the organization Primum Familiae Vini, it included 11 of the most prestigious wine producers, many of whom were farm Vega Sicilia.
Today, the vineyard area economy Vega Sicilia is 250 hectares, where it grows 80% Tinto Fino, and the rest of the Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. The farm is located in Balbuena de Duero, in the province of Valladolid, on the banks of the river. The soils are clay-limestone. Winery retains the form of an old mansion. In the interior there is a chapel of Santa buildings Sifiliya, who created the original owners. It is believed that the winery got its name in honor of the chapel.
Vega Sicilia produces a truly unique wines that keep the great Spanish tradition. They are distinguished by elegance, grace, power and a pronounced ability to maintain their individual characteristics during prolonged storage in the bottle. Vega Sicilia produces its wines only in the most successful years, ensuring consistent quality of its products.