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Vega Sicilia Valbuena 2012

Rating

CWA96+

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $175.00

 
“Classic” 96+ points
"A truly exotic new release from one of the most iconic wineries in the world that is only affordable because it hails from a region that is still under the radar among mainstream collectors! This 2012 Valbuena launches forth with a bouquet of lavender and hints of dark molten chocolate then transitions to succulent flavors that include figs, deep blueberry compote, tobacco leaf, toasted coconut and baking spices on the finish. The velvety rich texture creates an ultra-luscious experience to savor now through 2025. Bravo!" - California Wine Advisors 

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.
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Milk Chocolate

Dark Chocolate

Savory

Gamey

High Residual Sugar

Bacon

Smoke

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Kevin Bacons

“Classic” 96+ points
"A truly exotic new release from one of the most iconic wineries in the world that is only affordable because it hails from a region that is still under the radar among mainstream collectors! This 2012 Valbuena launches forth with a bouquet of lavender and hints of dark molten chocolate then transitions to succulent flavors that include figs, deep blueberry compote, tobacco leaf, toasted coconut and baking spices on the finish. The velvety rich texture creates an ultra-luscious experience to savor now through 2025. Bravo!" - California Wine Advisors 

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.

Winery Vega Sicilia

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Spain