Vega Sicilia Unico 2002 75 cl Case of 6 Bottles

It is the Vega Sicilia flagship. The qualities of the Tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon in different proportions are assembled to perfection in this wine. Each provides a differentiating factor that makes the wine great in every vintage.

The vines are grown on plots where the land is located at the point between the slopes down from the wasteland and the alluvial plain. The soil nearest the surface is made out of fine colluvial deposits from the hillside with small fragment of limestone. There is abundant quartz gravel deeper down in a sandy main soil. There are many angular limestone boulders on the surface.

Red wine made in controlled fermentation using native yeast in wooden tanks. Malolactic fermentation also takes place in wood.

After its fermentation, its goes through what is probably the world’s longest ageing of a red wine, almost 10 years between wood and bottle. The different stages take place in different types of barrel: American and French wood, new and used 225-litre barrels, 20,000-litre vats, each batch is what determines the type of wood and the time spent in each container.

After the stage in the wood, it is aged in the bottle to complete a long and complex ageing process. It will normally spend 6 years in wood and three in the bottle.

The different elements in its preparation are fine-tuned in the search of the master line that has guided the wine. Único remains true to a clear and well-defined style, with an inimitable character and style; elegance, strength, ageing capacity… A unique and timeless taste that has elevated it to among the aristocracy of the great classic wines.

It offers an infinite complexity that is gradually revealed, in every sip, the palate immensely silky and elegant, and has an ageing capacity that only a handful of wines in the world can claim.

Note: Case of 6 bottles.

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SKU: 041 Category: Tag: Product ID: 2224

Description

To the eye, cherry red, pillory with ruby ​​borders.

On the nose, show aromas of macerated fruit, compote, eucalyptus and menthol.

In the mouth, a subtle attack gives way to a mouth with opulence without being aggressive. End of mouth based on the great aromatic persistence and like in its baroque nose.

Predominantly Tempranillo with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Carmenere, Albillo. There is no register for which was the first harvest produced under the name ‘Vega Sicilia’, formerly known as ‘Eloy Lecanda’.

Region/Appellation: Ribera del Duero
Country Hierarchy: Castilla y Leon, Spain
Wine Style: Red – Rich and Intense
Alcohol Content: 13 – 14.5%

Beef and Venison

Serving temperature: 18-20 degrees

Bright ruby. Smoky, floral-accented aromas of redcurrant, cherry pit and plum, with a peppery topnote. Sweet and open-knit, offering musky red fruit and floral pastille flavors and notes of mocha and succulent herbs. Shows very good depth and power for the vintage, finishing smooth, sweet and long. Not the greatest Vega by any means but highly successful for 2002, and you can actually enjoy it right now.

— Josh Raynolds

92/100 (September 2012)

Very bright and red colours, strong taste of wild berries, strawberries, red currant, cherry, plum, pepper, spice, floral rose like smell with herbs, coffee, and beautiful freshness to end together with a hint of dark chocolate.  For such an average Vintage Vega Sicilia have really created a lovely wine to drink now and over the next few years while the other maybe more famous vintages rest in your cellar.

One must give the Unico at least 20/30 minutes to breathe to be able to enjoy the full flavours that this beautiful Wine offers you. Paired exquisitely with Truffle Ravioli starter followed by Duck Risotto as main course. Dessert paired with strawberry pie and vanilla ice cream pairing quite beautifully.

— Alex_Champagne

94/100 (October 2013)

Additional information

Weight8 kg

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