Unico 2009 - original wood case set of 3
- Vintage : 2009
- Grape variety : Cabernet sauvignon; Tinto Fino
- Format : 3 x 75 cl
- Region : Ribera del Duero
- Country : Spain
- Condition : Perfect
Vega Sicilia Unico, full-bodied, corpulent and complex, develops intense aromas of black fruits and spices. Note the existence of Unico Reserva Especial, made up of several different vintages that can reach up to twenty years of age.
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Planted on predominantly limestone soil reminiscent of Burgundy, the Vega Sicilia vineyard produces one of the greatest wines in the world. Contrary to what one might think at first glance, the name of this mythical wine has no connection with Sicily but comes from the Santos Sicilia family, owners of the vineyard before 1864, Vega meaning "valley" in Spanish. On this 1000 hectare property, which can rise to 700 meters above sea level above the Duero (or Douro) river, 210 hectares are used for vines. Today, Bordeaux grape varieties have become complements (20% cabernet sauvignon, merlot, malbec), and tempranillo has regained its rights (80%). The climate is continental, with an Atlantic influence. The peculiarity of Vega Sicilia lies in its unique breeding in the world, which remains subject to many controversies. Indeed, matured in large oak barrels the first year, it is transferred to barrels of different size and age. Subsequently, an aging period of five to ten years softens the character of this wine of phenomenal power. As an indication, note that some old vintages were aged for more than 25 years in barrels. From now on, the property operates a more "classic" breeding limited to ten years. Vega Sicilia Unico, full-bodied, full-bodied and complex, develops intense aromas of black fruits and spices. Note the existence of Unico Reserva Especial, made up of several different vintages that can reach up to twenty years of age.
Considered one of the largest wine producers in Spain, Vega Sicilia is undoubtedly one of those legendary names in the wine world. The recent history of Vega Sicilia begins in 1864 when Don Eloy Lecanda, son of Toribio, became the heir to plots of vines handed down by his father, acquired by the latter from the Marquis de Valbuena. The Marquis de Valbuena will initiate the wine-growing activity of Bodega Vega Sicilia by planting Bordeaux grape varieties in addition to the famous Tempranillo, a black grape typical of the area. Today, after its acquisition by the Álvarez family in 1982, Vega Sicilia embodies the values of excellence, patience and respect for the land for wines that are simply out of the ordinary. Unique property representing a total of almost 1,000 hectares, Vega Sicilia is at the head of a 200 hectare vineyard, testifying to an incredible wealth and diversity of terroirs in which the course of the Duero River has a decisive influence. If the legacy of Vega Sicilia originates in the heart of the province of Castile, in the wine-growing area of DO Ribera del Duero, the prestigious Bodega is also present in the DO Toro appellation. Mythical Iberian estate, Vega Sicilia offers exceptional wines, with emblematic cuvées such as Valbuena or Unico. True banner of the Bodega, Unico comes from an extremely careful selection of 40 plots cumulating 10 years of aging before being marketed, which makes it one of the longest periods of aging in the world for a exceptional wine. Born from exceptional terroirs in which the vines benefit from constant attention, raised with the greatest respect for traditions, Vega Sicilia wines are quite simply very great wines.