Vega Sicilia

  • Ribera del Duero, Spain

The venerable Vega Sicilia, Spain’s most famous winery is located at Valbuena del Duero, 30 km east of the ancient university town of Valladolid.  The northern boundary of the estate is marked by the main road that runs along the left bank of the Duero (Douro) river between the river bank and the hilltops are some of Spain’s most prized vineyards, on north-facing slopes at altitudes of 750-800m above sea level.

Care begins in the vineyards. Neither chemical fertilizers nor herbicides are used, but organic compost will be added if the vines are suffering unduly. This way, the high average age of the vineyards is maintained. The combination of old vines and severe pruning limits yields, which are further reduced by strict selection at harvest time. The altitude and cold nights delay ripening, and Vega Sicilia only harvest when the grapes are truly ready, which means late October or even November on occasion. Picking is by hand, and the crop is transported to the bodega in small creates so as to arrive in perfect condition.

Image Producer PRODUCT Description Country / Region

DB2609-09
Organic
Vega Sicilia Unico
2009
Tempranillo
From the 1,000 hectares which make up the Vega Sicilia estate, 210 are used for wine growing, under 19 soil types divided into 57 plots... Read More
Spain

DB2609-11
Organic
Vega Sicilia Unico
2011
Tempranillo
Of the almost 1,000 hectares that make up the Vega Sicilia estate, 210 are allocated to the cultivation of vines, with nineteen different... Read More
Spain

DB2608-15
Vega Sicilia Valbuena
2015
Tempranillo
Valbuena is nothing short of a baby Unico: it is always aged 5 years before release and has the complex, powerful and elegant components to... Read More
Spain

DB2608-16
Organic
Vega Sicilia Valbuena
2016
Tempranillo
Valbuena is the purest expression of red wine at Vega Sicilia and is aged for five years between barrel and bottle, which lends its name to... Read More
Spain