1961 Vega Sicilia Unico Gran Reserva Ribera Del Duero 1961
|Regio:||Ribera del Duero|
Vega Sicilia Unique 1961 is an extraordinary red wine made by Bodega Vega Sicilia in the D.O. Ribera del Duero, a winery located in Valbuena de Duero in the province of Valladolid. Vega Sicilia is the most emblematic Spanish winery. A historical winery, more than 150 years old, it has become a myth, an icon recognized worldwide thanks to the great quality of its wines.
Vega Sicilia Unique is a wine of legend. One of those wines that any amateur longs to taste, at least once in his life. A limited production wine that is only produced in the best vintages.
It is a coupage made from the Tinto Fino variety, with a small percentage of Cabernet Sauvignon. The grapes come from the oldest vineyards on the estate owned by the winery in Valbuena de Duero, an estate on the banks of the Douro River with clay-lime and alluvial soils.
The influence of a continental climate with Atlantic influence is low, with little precipitation concentrated in the spring and autumn and hot summers with great insolation.
Vega Sicilia is characterized by taking care of all the details in the elaboration. Work begins in the vineyard. Green pruning is done to eliminate clusters and thus limit the production of each strain, obtaining grapes with high concentration.
The harvest is done manually, selecting those clusters that are at their optimum maturity point. The alcoholic fermentation takes place in oak deposits, during 15 days at a maximum temperature of 32ºC. Once finished, it is discovered to some tinos of oak where it performs the malolactic fermentation. In these tinos rests for a whole year in order to clarify and rest the wine.
Vega Sicilia Único breeds at least 7 years in French oak barrels made in the cooperage of the winery. It starts in a new cask, and rotates an increasingly used cask with the intention of achieving a perfect balance between wine and wood.
Once bottled, Vega Sicilia Único still rests in the bottle 3 years more before going on the market.
A long process, which lasts for almost 10 years, to give life to a very special wine, a unique wine.
TASTING NOTES - SERENA SUTCLIFFE
85% fine red, 10% cabernet sauvignon, 5% merlot, malbec and albillo. Some of the bottles I tried were a little rusty, but the wine was still dense, sweet and ripe. In 2013, a wonderful bottle, with a magnificent and spicy sweetness on the nose. Then, splendidly sweet, it melted on the palate. A fabulous wine With body but also fruity, like some old English dishes that conjugate those flavors. It would also be splendid with the dried fruits of the chicken and lamb tajines.
The conservation of this bottle Vega Sicilia Unico 1961 Gran Reserva Ribera Del duero as you can see is good.
Somewhat low content level.
Caps with signs of the passage of time.
Type of conservation in genuine cellar with the same ideal temperature and low lighting,
The shipment is insured and certified, it is sent with a special box of great resistance for wines with a Porexpan camera (cork) and reinforced corrugated cardboard.
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|Lid sinds:||18 april 2017|
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