Since its acquisition by the Álvares family in 1982, Vega Sicilia has continued to grow and establish its international reputation.Today, a constant search for excellence, a symbiotic harmony with nature, rigour and dedication make this Spanish estate a prestigious reference. Over the years, other wineries like Pintia have embraced and enhanced the philosophy of Vega Sicilia. Thus, the extreme care provided both in the vineyards and throughout the winemaking process leads to the production of fine Spanish wines from the most unique lands.
Situated alongside the Duero River, the 210 hectares of vineyards are divided into three grape varieties: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. 140 hectares of this production are reserved for the production of Valbuena and Unico, while the rest is destined for the production of Alión. The vines grown on this clay-limestone terroir are 36 years old on average.
The name of Vega Sicilia's Valbuena 5 Ano 2017 comes from its long ageing phase, lasting 5 years.
The vinification and ageing
Harvesting by hand enables the selection of the vineyard’s very best grapes. Fermentation is carried out at temperature controlled stainless steel tanks with local yeast. The wine is then aged in oak barrels (in casks then in tuns) for 5 years.
Vega Sicilia's Valbuena 5 Ano 2017 comprises a blend of Tempranillo (94%) and Merlot (6%).
The colour is bright.
The nose deliciously blends smoky mocha and black olive aromas.
Harmonious and yet not overpowering, this wine seduces the palate with its fine tannins, its smooth feel and its beautiful structure.
Food and wine pairing
Vega Sicilia's Valbuena 5 Ano 2017 will perfectly complement red meats and Spanish cured meats.
For an optimal tasting experience, serve at 18°C.
Enjoy today, this fine wine from Ribera del Duero can be kept in the cellar until 2047, enabling it to develop its full aromatic range.