Vega Sicilia Único 2005
It is the reference of Vega Sicilia. A wine that are assembled to perfection the qualities of tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon in different proportions. Each provides a differentiator that makes it great in each vintage,.
The vines are grown in plots with soils located on the slopes that descend contact between the moor and floodplain. The topsoil is formed by thin colluvium slope with small pieces of limestone, quartzite abundant in deep gravels appear in a sandy matrix. Surface angular limestone ridges abound.
Red wine made by fermentation with controlled wood deposits with native yeast temperature. Malolactic fermentation also done in wood.
After fermentation goes through what is probably the world’s longest aging in a red, almost 10 years between wood and bottle. Going through different stages in different types of barrels.
Grade: 14% vol.
Production: 80,000 bottles
Variety: Tinto Fino 95%, and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Age: vineyards are older property.
Soil: Clay-chalky, with brown Zonal and an alluvial part.
Climate: sharply continental climate with Atlantic influence, with very hot summers and very cold winters with little rainfall and a wide temperature range between day and night.
Harvest: They took place from 6 to 17 October. Cuba foot previously held on September 29.
Aging: Finish the process of fermentation, 14 months remained wooden vats, 18 months in new barrels, 8 months in semi-new casks and 24 months in wooden vats large capacity. The rest of the time spent in bottle to marketing in 2015.
View: Deep ruby color.
Nose: After two generous vintages (2004 and 2005) and a more classic (2006) back to the reality of an extremely difficult year where a good field work has paid off. Maturity to limit where one day winning means salvation. pure red fruit without the presence of aromas, undesirable for us, a green nose. He is accompanied by balsamic aromas, cedar, cigar box. Very complex.
Palate: The palate is presented with a fine attack, pass without fanfare firm mouth to mouth and based on its minerality. The virtue of these years the limit is not generosity but as the years lush own elegant and fine character of a slow and difficult maturity. Not the media add but is typical of the region and style of the house, in a word, elegant.
Temperature: 16 ° C.
Consumption: up to 2025.
Food pairing: big and small game; wild boar, deer, roe deer, red meats, roasts, stews or roast lamb.