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2012 Vega Sicilia Unico

2012 Vega Sicilia Unico

€549.00
 

Delightfully fine on the nose, rich, dark, spicy Tempranillo fruit, intense and complex with notes of raspberries, black, berry fruit, smoke, sarsaparilla and grilled meat. Even more impressive still on the palate, a feast for the senses with red and black berry fruit all wrapped up in the most elegant and refined of structures. Linear, energetic and focused, this is incredibly impressive, balanced by crisp acidity and the finest of fine-grained tannins. A real iron hand in a velvet glove on the long, satisfying finish. Spain’s one Grand Cru.

  • Body
    Full
  • Country
    Spain
  • Region
    Ribeiro
  • Grape Variety
    Tempranillo

Description

Delightfully fine on the nose, rich, dark, spicy Tempranillo fruit, intense and complex with notes of raspberries, black, berry fruit, smoke, sarsaparilla and grilled meat. Even more impressive still on the palate, a feast for the senses with red and black berry fruit all wrapped up in the most elegant and refined of structures. Linear, energetic and focused, this is incredibly impressive, balanced by crisp acidity and the finest of fine-grained tannins. A real iron hand in a velvet glove on the long, satisfying finish. Spain’s one Grand Cru.

210 of the almost 1,000 hectares on the Vega Sicilia estate are used for vine growing, featuring 19 different types of soil and 64 plots with very specific characteristics. The influence of the course of the Douro River and time itself have played a key role in the outstanding use of these soils. 40 of these hectares are used to produce Unico, which spends at least ten years between barrel and bottle, representing one of the longest ageing processes in the world. We use new and used 225-litre French and American oak barrels and 22,000-litre wooden vats. A long and complex, yet wonderful construction of the wines, during which they obtain endless nuances, definition, texture, and depth over time. This incredible terroir and the unique ageing process make our wines timeless when they age.

TEMPOS Vega Sicilia was set up in 1982 by the Álvarez family, its current owner, when it purchased the legendary winery of the Ribera del Duero. The other companies would be added down through the years. The Álvarez family's business project is based on two fundamental cornerstones: consistency of the quality of the product as a guarantee for the different vintages, and dedication to the client as a benchmark in its routine activity.

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