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Toro DO Vega Sicilia Pintia Famille Alvarez 2018

  • Black fruit
  • Gastronomic wine
  • Color: Red
  • 15% 
  • 1.5L
  • Intensity
  • Full-bodied

A superb wine for cellaring produced by one of the members of the family who own the famous Vega Sicilia. More info

Wines here are aged for 12 months in new wood barrels (French and American), and after a few years of ageing, they develop delicious and complex aromas of red and dark fruits (black cherry, blackberry), enhanced by elegant toasted and spicy notes. Showing exceptional aftertaste, they can often boast significant ageing potential (around twenty years).

Toro DO Vega Sicilia Pintia Famille Alvarez serve at a temperature of 16°C. It will pair perfectly with the following dishes: Gigue de chevreuil sauce poivrade, Magret de canard au poivre vert, Onglet de bœuf grillé.

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Toro DO Vega Sicilia Pintia Famille Alvarez

The wine

Wines here are aged for 12 months in new wood barrels (French and American), and after a few years of ageing, they develop delicious and complex aromas of red and dark fruits (black cherry, blackberry), enhanced by elegant toasted and spicy notes. Showing exceptional aftertaste, they can often boast significant ageing potential (around twenty years).

Information about domain Vega Sicilia

Planted on mainly limestone soil similar to Burgundy, the Vega Sicilia vineyard is home to one of the world's greatest wines. Despite what it may seem, this legendary wine has nothing to do with Sicily, and instead takes its name from the Santos Sicilia family who owned the vineyard before 1864, with Vega meaning ‘valley’ in Spanish.
Out of the property’s 1000 hectares, which can be as high as 700 metres above sea level, looking down on the Duero (or Douro) River, 210 are dedicated to grape growing. Today, Bordeaux varieties (Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec) make up 20% of the vines with the remaining 80% being the local Tempranillo. The climate at the estate is continental with an Atlantic influence.
Vega Sicilia's defining feature lies in its unique ageing process, which is a subject of much controversy. The wine is aged in large oak barrels from the very first year, and then decanted into different barrels of varying ages and sizes. Next comes an ageing period of five to ten years, allowing this phenomenally powerful wine's temperament to be softened. Some mature vintages were aged for over 25 years in barrels. Nowadays, the estate operates a more ‘classic’ ageing process of no more than ten or so years.

Detailed characteristics

  • Quantity: 1 Magnum
  • Level: 1 into-neck
  • Label: 1 good appearance
  • Origin: Producer
  • Recoverable VAT: Yes
  • Original Wooden Case / Original Case: No
  • French customs seal: no
  • Alcohol percentage: 15 %
  • Country/Region: Spain - Toro
  • Appellation/Wine: Toro DO
  • Producer/Owner: Famille Alvarez
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Color: Red
  • Service temperature: 16°
  • Viticulture: Environment friendly 
  • Intensity: Full-bodied
  • Dominant aroma: Black fruit
  • Tasting occasion: Gastronomic wine
  • Grape variety: Tempranillo
Toro DO Vega Sicilia Pintia Famille Alvarez
Toro DO Vega Sicilia Pintia Famille Alvarez

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