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Valbuena 5° Ribera del Duero DOCa 2016 - Vega Sicilia

Red wine Spain Castile and León (ES) Ribera del Duero DO (ES)
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0.75 l (193.19€ * / 1 l)

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Valbuena 5° Ribera del Duero DOCa 2016 - Vega Sicilia
144.89 €
0.75 l (193.19€ * / 1 l)

Prices incl. VAT, excl. shipping costs

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The Valbuena 5° (5 anos) of Vega Sicilia is one of the hallmarks of Spanish viticulture. It comes into the glass with youthful fullness and fruit and shows up here in a cherry to crimson color.

The Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5 ° pampers the nose with delicate ethereal nuances of Mediterranean undergrowth, balsamic notes and sensual fruitiness, with shadow morals as well as wild berries in the foreground


On the palate, the Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5 ° delights with elegantly developed, velvety soft tannins, ingeniously balanced extract and fresh acidity. After the Alion, this complex wine is the consequent next step in the fascinating world of Vega Sicilia wines.

Vinification of the Vega Sicilia Valbuena 5 °

The grapes for the Valbuena 5 ° grow on soils that are mostly rocky and barren and are dominated by limestone with varying proportions of clay, stone and limestone. After harvesting, the grapes are immediately brought to the winery and here cold mashed in the barrel for 3-5 days and then fermented spontaneously with natural yeasts.
After alcoholic fermentation, the Valbuena 5 ° is transferred from Vega Sicilia into new and used barrels (8500 litres down to the barrique) made of French and American oak and aged for about 20 months. After bottling, the wine matures for another three years until Valbuena 5 ° is allowed to leave the winery after a total of five years of maturity.

Food recommendation to the Valbuena 5 ° of Vega Sicilia

This red wine from Vega Sicilia is the pride of the Ribera del Duero region. It goes perfectly with grilled meat of game and beef, with roasts, lamb, mushrooms and game or a strong soup.

Awards for the Valbuena 5 ° of Vega Sicilia

  • Antonio Galloni: 94 points for 2008
  • Falstaff: 94 points for 2008
  • Robert Parker: 94 points for 2008
  • Wine & Spirits: 93 points for 2008
Product type: Wine
Type of Wine: Red wine
Wine colour: Red
Sweetness: dry
Country: Spain
Region: Castile and León (ES)
Sub region: Ribera del Duero DO (ES)
Occasion & Theme: Gift for good friends
Ageing in: small barrel , large wood
Grape Variety: Tempranillo
Vintage: 2016
Quality Classification & Rating: D.O.Ca. Denominación de Origen Calificada
Awards: Vinous Antonio Galloni - 94 Punkte , Falstaff - 94 Punkte , Wine Advocate Robert M. Parker - 94 Punkte
Soil: Lime , marl
Duration of maturation (in Months): 60
Aromas & Palate Notes: berry fruit , stone fruits , mineral
Mouthfeel/ Texture: velvety , dense
Finish: very long
Optimal serving temperature in °C: 15 - 18
Food Pairing: dark food
Glass Recommendation: Bordeaux Goblet
Bottle Design & Features: Bordeaux Style , classic
Bottle size in L: 0,75
Shutter type: Cork
storage capacity in years from the vintage year: 20
Alcohol % ABV: 14,0
Allergens & Misc. Ingredients: contains sulfites and sulfur dioxide
Distributor: Tempos Vega Sicilia - Finca Vega Sicilia - Ctra. N-122 Km 312.4 Padilla de Duero - 47359 Peñafiel - Valldolid - Spanien
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