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Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia 'Macan Clasico' Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain

Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia 'Macan Clasico' Tempranillo, Rioja, Spain

Discovering Rioja's Elegance with Macán Clásico

The 2018 Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia 'Macán Clasico' Tempranillo is a vibrant expression of Rioja's unique terroir. This wine, deeply connected to its land of origin in the Sonsierra region, boasts a character that mirrors the legacy of the Sierra de Cantabria slopes. It's an elegant blend of freshness, fruitiness, and depth, capturing the essence of the limestone and sandy clay soils from which its grapes are harvested.

Vinification with a Purpose

Crafted with meticulous care, the Macán Clasico undergoes vinification in stainless steel tanks, followed by aging in a mix of new and second-year use French oak barrels and single-use American oak barrels from Vega Sicilia. This deliberate aging process, lasting between 12 and 14 months, enhances the wine's structure and imbues it with a nuanced complexity.

A Patient Maturation

Before its release to the market, this wine is bottle-aged for over 18 months. It boasts an aging potential of 10 to 15 years, promising a journey of evolving flavors and aromas. This patient maturation is a testament to the winery's commitment to producing wines that grow and improve with age.

2019 Vintage: A Dance of Power and Freshness

The 2019 vintage was marked by a warmer climate throughout the vineyard cycle, hinting at a wine of great concentration and power. Despite these conditions, a suitable rainfall in September transformed the grape skins, ensuring excellent quality. The wine showcases a more concentrated and potent expression, balanced with a fresh and lively touch, a characteristic of its soil.

A Vineyard Cycle Shaped by Nature

2019 was a dry year in the region, with a notable lack of water impacting vineyard performance. However, the late-season rains helped satisfy the vines' water needs, rapidly fattening the grapes. The harvest was conducted under ideal conditions, with mild temperatures and no precipitation, ensuring the integrity and quality of the grapes.

The 2018 Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia 'Macán Clasico' Tempranillo is a testament to the harmony between human craftsmanship and nature's gifts. It's a wine that invites enthusiasts to explore the depth and diversity of Rioja, promising a profound and pleasurable journey of flavor. The Wine Dispensary team celebrates this exquisite Tempranillo, inviting you to experience the elegance and richness of Rioja in every glass. Cheers to a wine that captures the spirit of its region with every sip!

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