1964 Vega Sicilia Único - Ribera del Duero Gran Reserva - 1 Fles (0.75L)

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1964 Vega Sicilia Único - Ribera del Duero Gran Reserva - 1 Fles (0.75L)
Rode wijn - Spanje

Wine Legend: Vega Sicilia, Unico 1964
Vega Sicilia, Unico 1964, Ribera del Duero, Spain
Bottles produced 96,000

Composition of blend 65% Tempranillo, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, Malbec & Albillo

The winemaking at Vega Sicilia has always been extremely complicated, and the winemakers have often been reluctant to spell out their techniques in any detail. What characterises Unico, a Gran Reserva, is that it is aged for many years both in small American and French oak barrels (coopered on the premises), both new and older, as well as in larger casks and sometimes cement tanks, often going back and forth between these options. The winemakers were aware of the risks of oxidation and volatile acidity, to which Unico is prone, so the barrels were always kept topped up. The process is prolonged as well as complex, and in some vintages the wine was aged for 16 years before being bottled and released (though more recent vintages have only spent about six years in wood). Inevitably, the blend varies slightly from year to year. Bottling dates could also vary, depending on the demand for the wine. The 1964 vintage, made by Jesús Anadón, began its life in large casks for two years, then a further two years in 575-litre barrels, and completed its ageing in mostly older barrels for a further seven years. It first appeared on the market in 1976.

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Kavelgegevens
Type
Rode wijn
Vintage
1964
Producent, wijnnaam
Vega Sicilia Único
Classificatie
Gran Reserva
Aantal flessen
1
Inhoudsmaat
Fles (0.75L)
Land
Spanje
Regio
Ribera del Duero
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