GRAPES: 100% Tempranillo.
Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia was born in 2004 as the result of a joint venture between Tempos Vega Sicilia and the Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild. Both firms share the idea of making great wines in La Rioja, a unique, singular, inimitable wine-growing region. After five years of terroir evaluation and acquisition of 92 ha vineyard, the project takes shape in 2009 with the first vintage of our two wines: Macán and Macán Clásico. To offer a modern and unique vision of Rioja is our philosophy, following the Bordeaux model of a first and second wine.
Macán is the winery's flagship. It is fineness, delicacy and elegance, produced by reason of a meticulous grape selection harvested from our best plots. Ferments 10-15 days in French oak barrels ages in extra fine grain oak barrels for 16 to 18 months and sits in bottle for at least three years before its release.
2014 VINEYARD CYCLE: Abundant rainfall and cool temperatures in winter caused delay in the start of the vineyard's cycle. Improvement was attributed to high temperatures in spring and early summer followed by evenly spread rainfall in key moments for optimal plant development. These favourable conditions, resulting in a healthy vine management, were reinforced with warm weather in July and August.
Despite the delay in the start of cycle, ripening accelerated considerably bringing forward the cycle a few days compared to an average year.Harvest took place the last week of September through the first week of October and in spite of the high temperature episodes and sporadic rainfall, the grapes were very high quality.
DELIVERY: All our wines are stored in our importers bonded warehouse’s, which have the optimum environment for fine wine storage, by carefully regulating temperature, humidity and other microclimatic factors.
As such, please allow between 7 and 10 days for your delivery to arrive.