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Bodega Vega Sicilia, Valbuena No. 5 2011

£110.00

Bodega Vega Sicilia is possibly the most well known and prestigious of all Spanish wineries. Their flagship Unico is drunk by world leaders and people wanting the ultimate expression of Ribeira del Duero.

Valbuena No. 5 is their second wine and an opportunity to see what makes this terroir and Vega Sicilia special. 

Taken from Vega Sicilia's own site, where they put it beautifully:

Valbuena, is the purest expression of the Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) in Vega Sicilia. Tinto Fino is clearly the predominant wine in the assemblage of the varieties that make up this magnificent wine. The other variety used is Merlot, which is added to a greater or lesser extent depending on the vintage.

The Valbuena Tempranillo is obtained from plots located on gentle concave slopes that descend from the wasteland. Those soils are made up of material that was eroded and accumulated as colluvial on the lower slopes, developing a high profile soil, with a specific important evolution with the formation of a deep calcic horizon.

Valbuena provides us with a direct and understandable view of the greatness of this "terroir" with the direct influence of each vintage. Its production remains unchanged meaning that it is each year's weather factors that mark the differences between the different harvests.

Fermentation at a controlled temperature with native yeast in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic fermentation also takes place in stainless steel.

After fermentation, it is aged for five years, between wood and in the bottle, which is why it is called Valbuena 5º. French and American wood, new and used 225-litre barrels, 20,000 litre vats, a long and complex process for a great wine.

After fermentation, it is aged for five years, between wood and in the bottle, which is why it is called Valbuena 5º. French and American wood, new and used 225-litre barrels, 20,000 litre vats, a long and complex process for a great wine.

Jancis Robinson gives this 18.5/20:

Tinto Fino and 10% Merlot. Single estate wine sourced exclusively from Valbuena del Duero, planted mainly in calcareous soils. Fermented in stainless steel and subsequent ageing in American and French oak barrels and foudres. The average ageing is five years combining oak and bottle. Very vinous and ripe nose, showing very deep and concentrated aromas of prunes, cedar and cloves. Very concentrated but not disproportionate, extremely velvety tannins supported by rich fruit. Superbly managed concentration. Incredibly motivating and elegant. Great potential ahead.

 

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