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Vega Sicilia Unico 2011

We are pleased to offer the newest release of this truly iconic wine.  It is Spain's greatest, and absolutely unique, as the name implies.  There is nothing else like it, nor will there ever be.

It is impossible to imagine how a modern equivalent could ever come into existence, given the enormous investment of time and resources required to release the wine as it reaches some kind of maturity, a decade or sometimes more after the vintage.

Vega Sicilia offers a bridge and conjures a glimpse into wine fines of the past. It is worth every penny.

Subject to final confirmation / remaining unsold.  To be imported in June/July

Vega Sicilia Unico 2011 - $375 per bottle
96 points Wine Advocate: "The Único released in 2021, 10 years after the harvest, is the 2011 Único, selected from 40 of their 210 hectares of vineyards. 2011 is a concentrated and ripe vintage, and they selected 95% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon that were cooled in a cold room for 24 hours before being sorted; the bunches and grapes macerated at 9 to 10 degrees Celsius for three to four days, and then it was inoculated with a pied de cuve to ferment with pumping overs. Malolactic was in stainless steel, and the wine was put through a long aging, 10 years between oak and bottle, using new and used French and American oak barrels and 20,000-liter oak vats. For Vega Sicilia, 2011 was a fresher year than 2010, not the common idea about those vintages in Ribera del Duero. The wine has a developed nose with some notes of ripe black fruit, meat and underbrush, somewhat herbal and perfumed. There is something about the nose of the Únicos that I cannot quite describe but is quite distinct, and it's in this vintage and also in the Reserva Especial. 88,288 bottles, 3,505 magnums, 318 double magnums, 60 Imperial and 3 Salmanazar were produced. The wine was bottled in June 2017.."

MICHAEL GLASBY | 415 350 3127
COURTIER | 510 926 6565
2266 Central St, Unit 3
Richmond, CA 94801
michael.glasby@courtierwines.com
courtierwines.com

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