Valbuena 5°, Ribera del Duero DO, Bodegas Vega Sicilia 75cl

Valbuena 5°, Ribera del Duero DO, Bodegas Vega Sicilia 75cl

Nimi: Valbuena 5°, Ribera del Duero DO, Bodegas Vega Sicilia 75cl

Riik/regioon: Hispaania, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero

Tootja: Tempos Vega Sicilia

Aastakäik: 2017

Mari: 94% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), 6% Merlot

Alkoholisisaldus: 14,5% vol.

Tootekood: 1464

Hind: 159.00

Hinnaklass: €€

Vega Sicilia on Hispaania prestiižeim veinimõis, mida hellitavalt kutsutakse ka Hispaania "First Growth'iks". Väga vähestel on nii eriline ajalugu nagu neil. Veinimaja asutati 1864. aastal ja alates 1982. aastast kuulub see Álvarezi perekonnale, kes on mahukate investeeringutega selle veinimõisa täiesti uuele tasemele viinud. Näiteks on väga erakordne, et veinimõis valmistab ise majasiseselt oma tammevaate.

Vega Sicilia valdused asuvad 985 hektaril, millest 210 hektarit on veinipuude all. Veinipuude keskmine vanus on 35 aastat ja veiniaedade kõrgus merepinnast on 700 meetrit. Saagikus hoitakse väga madal, keskmiselt 20-25 hl / ha kohta. Töö veinimõisas on juba üle 20 aasta orgaaniline. 

Valbuena 5º on sarnaselt Unicole 95% ulatuses Tinto Fino, aga erinevalt Unicost, kus ülejäänud moodustab Cabernet Sauvignon, on siin 5% Merlot. Valbuena 5º kääritamine ja sealhulgas malolaktiline kääritamine toimub loodusliku pärmi abil terasmahutites. Vein laagerdub uutes ja kasutatud 225 liitristes Prantsuse ja Ameerika tammevaatides ning 8,500-20,000 liitristes tammemahutites 18-20 kuud. Seejärel küpseb vein pudelis veel omakorda 3 aastat. Valbuena 5º võib juua kohe, vananemispotentsiaal on 20-30 aastat.

Vaata ka Vega Sicilia kahte teist veini: Único Reserva Especial ja Único.

Álvarezi perele kuulub veel neli veinimõisa: Alión (samuti Ribera del Duero), Oremus (Tokaji, Ungari), Pintia (Toro) ja Macan (Rioja, 50/50 koos Benjamin de Rothschildiga).

Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate 96 p
James Suckling 96 p

"2017 was marked by the frost of the night between April 27 and 28 that Vega Sicilia fought with their anti-frost towers. The end of the season was warm, and the overall rain was low, 235 liters. The 2017 Valbuena is marked by these circumstances, produced with 94% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and 6% Merlot, with good ripeness (14.5% alcohol) and mellow acidity (4.65 grams of tartaric acid and a pH of 3.85). The grapes were cooled down and took three to four days of maceration to start fermenting with indigenous yeasts. The wine matured in a combination of new and used French and American 225-liter oak barrels and 21,000-liter oak vats for almost three years. The result, for whatever reason, was nothing short of spectacular. The wine is perfumed, floral, expressive and balsamic like few vintages before. It doesn't feel like a 2017 at all; it is harmonious, and the tannins were fine. It's an amazing Valbuena that clearly transcends the character of the vintage. What I see here is that since 2010, the wine has a very high consistency. And in 2017 it excels. 170,071 bottles, 5,516 magnums and some larger formats produced. It was bottled in June 2020." Wine Advocate 96 points

"This shows wonderful aromas of blackberries, violets and sandalwood with vanilla undertones. Full-bodied with racy tannins and gorgeous fruit. Linear and very long. Slightly chewy. Needs time to come together, but already excellent quality. Drink after 2023." James Suckling 96 points