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"Since the 2010 harvest, they ferment plot by plot, and it shows. This Valbuena has almost 100 components in it, smaller lots, all of them corresponding to a plot of vines. It has all the signs of being one of the best vintages ever for this second wine from Vega Sicilia, mostly Tempranillo but with 5% Merlot that matured five months in 20,000-liter oak vats, 18 months in new barriques (equal parts French and American oak), three months in used barrels and then five months in the vats again before being bottled in May 2013. 2010 seems to have the exuberance of the 2011 and the seriousness and elegance of 2009. It has the Burgundian philosophy of terroir, with all plots fermented and aged separately, giving each vineyard what it needs in terms of vinification and elevage resulting in something like 40 separate lots to blend. This wine has gained in precision and sharpness, and is very pure with delineated aromas and flavors. It is a world-class wine, possibly the best Valbuena ever. 180,000 bottles and some bigger-sized formats were filled. The wine will be released in 2015. Drink 2016-2025". - The Wine Advocate
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2010 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León, Spain)|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Tempranillo|
|Starting Year For Optimal Consumption:||2015|
|Ending Year For Optimal Consumption:||2028|
Elaboration of Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º 2010
Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º 2010 (Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot and Tempranillo)
TASTING NOTES OF Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5º Año 2010:
- View: burgundy red, cardinal trim.
- Nose: Powerful aromas of perfectly ripe fruit: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, aromas of fine oak and nothing dominant. Typical balsamic touches the soil of Vega Sicilia.
- Mouth: power contained, generous year, fully terciopelo.nivel maturity of high tannins, long and greasy mouths.
APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero.
GRAPES: Tempranillo, Merlot and mostly
AGEING: servant for 5 months in wooden tanks 20,000 liters of medium capacity. Aged for 18 months in new oak barrels, 50% American and 50% French, and 3 months in barrels ENVIN. Finally aged for five months in a large wooden vats before being bottled.
TEMPERATURE: 16-18 °C
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Vega Sicilia winery is probably the most recognized Spanish wine-growing estate on international level. It was founded by Eloy Lecanda in 1864. During its nearly 150 years of history, the owners of the winery changed but the wines always have kept their personality: concentrated, genres and very elegant. Vega Sicilia currently belongs to Alvarez Mezquíriz who bought it in 1982, looking to be at the forefront regarding the latest innovations in the process of growing, winemaking and expanding the vineyard area.More about the Winery