Vega Sicilia Unico Special Reserve
It is the reference of Vega Sicilia. A wine that perfectly combines the qualities of tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon in different proportions. Each of them brings, in each vintage, a differentiating element that makes it great.
The vines are cultivated in plots with soils located in the contact between slopes that descend from the páramo and the alluvial plain. The most superficial soil is formed by fine slopes of hillside with small fragments of limestone, in abundance abundant gravels appear quartzite in a sandy matrix. On the surface the angular corners of limestones abound.
Red wine that performs its fermentation with controlled temperature in deposits of wood with autochthonous yeast. Malolactic fermentation is also carried out in wood.
After its fermentation passes through which is probably the longest breeding in the world in a red, almost 10 years between wood and bottle. Going through different stages in different types of cask. French and American wood, new and used 225 liter barrels, tinos of 20,000 liters, each of the lots is the one that determines the type of wood and the permanence in each container.
After its passage through wood ages in bottle to complete a process of complex and long aging. In normal conditions it will be 6 years in wood and three in bottle.
The different elements involved in its elaboration are shaped and shaped in search of the master line that has guided the wine. Unique remains faithful to a clear and well defined style, an inimitable character and style; Elegance, firmness, capacity for aging … A unique and timeless taste that have elevated the aristocracy of the great classics.
It offers an infinite complexity that is gradually displayed, in each sip, its passage through the mouth is immensely silky and elegant, and has an aging ability only within reach of a few wines in the world.
87% fine red, 13% cabernet sauvignon. The key is to know if it will have the intrinsic quality of the 1970, despite the change of era and methods. It is a vintage wine that was born great: everything happened at the ideal time. It is like a cigar, it has class and, being so young, it reminds me of a Pessac-Léognan of first. Velvety texture with aftertaste to cigar box. A splendid wine, with the perfect proportion of fruit, tannins and acidity. Plums and berries: rather, all black and red fruits.