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Vega Sicilia Valbuena 2015

14% abv

The 2015 Valbuena, a red blend of mostly Tempranillo with some 5% Merlot, is released in the fifth year after the harvest. It’s explosive and showy, with a complex nose that shows a mixture of flowers and wild herbs, balsamic touches and great nuance. This wine has gained in complexity since the 2010 vintage, where they implemented some changes that increased the expressivity and precision of this wine. The tannins are fine-grained and there is very good balance, and the warm conditions of the year have been absorbed well by the wine. Despite the natural conditions of the year, the wine follows the path of freshness of the 2010. 173,673 bottles, 5,625 magnums and some larger formats produced. It was bottled in June 2018.
96 Points Luis Guitierrez, The Wine Advocate, Dec 2019

Valbuena is the purest expression of a red in Vega Sicilia, with five years of ageing between oak and bottle, which gives the wine its name: Valbuena 5º. The first year in oak barrel is of great importance to find the additional body and completing its ageing in wooden vats, where it shows extraordinary change in texture, gaining in precision, elegance, tension and subtlety. 95 % Tinto Fino and 5 % Merlot

£245.00  Per Case 3 x 75cl (3 x £81.67)   exclusive of Duty and VAT.

Limited stock, only 2 remaining

Important. This is a bonded product and is priced exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wines must be purchased by the unmixed case. The case size is detailed in the Product Details. After purchase we will contact you to arrange either the wine's continued storage in a bonded warehouse as designated by HM Customs & Excise or for the payment of the pertinent Duty and VAT, where after delivery can be arranged. Transfer & delivery fees will be charged at cost.

Vega Sicilia is the most iconic of Spanish wineries. It was founded in 1864 and passed through several families in its hundred year existence before it was purchased by the Álvarez family in 1982. Under the management of Pablo Álvarez, the family has continued to make further investments in its winemaking business: in 1991 the Alión Winery was set up in the Ribera del Duero region, the Tokaj Oremus Winery in Hungary, was acquired in 1993 and the Pintia Winery was established in 1997 in the region of Toro.

The total vineyard area of Vega Sicilia is 200 hectares and is distributed in 52 viticultural management plots, divided into 19 different soils, with an average age of around 30 years. The vines are planted on hillsides and benefit from a northern exposition. All soil types and varieties are micro-vinified and Vega Sicilia have made considerable investments in the winery to this end.

Reference #:
12549_B
Strength
14 ABV
Bottles per Case
3 bottles
Grapes
Merlot, Tempranillo (Tinto Fino / Tinto Roriz / Tinto de Toro)
Organic
No
Biodynamic
No
Vegan
No
Vegetarian
No
Sparkling
No

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