Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia / 2015 Macon Rioja.

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SKU:
EDF9042
Unit:
1 x 70cl Bottle
Rating:
95 Points / James Suckling.
Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia / 2015 Macon Rioja

COUNTRY/REGION: Spain/Rioja.

VARIETY: Tempranillo.

AVERAGE AGE OF VINEYARD: 40 years.

VINEYARD SURFACE AREA: 92 ha.

PLANTING DENSITY: 3,333 plants/ha.

ALTITUDE: 483 m.

YIELD: 3,700 kg/ha.

HARVEST: Hand-picked in 12-kg cases.

ABV: % Vol.

Red wine wholly made using the Tempranillo variety. After the alcoholic fermentation, the malolactic process is carried out with 30% in barrels and the remaining 70% in tanks. The ageing takes place in extrafine and fine grain French wood, the majority in new barrels and the rest in one-wine barrels. It remains in wood for 15 months and then in bottles until it is sold.

Macán and Macán Clásico are the joint vision that two great names of the wine world, Rothschild and Vega Sicilia, have of La Rioja. They are very elegant wines, where the harmony of their aromas and flavours show the authenticity of the land from where they come and its capacity to produce great wines.

The newest project for the Alvaro family, in partnership with Benjamin de Rothschild. This 2015 second wine has an alluring chocolate and cherry nose with impressively integrated spicy oak. The palate has firm tannins in the mid-palate. Very plush, detailed and attractive, long and balanced. Big plum flavour. Very fresh. Drink or hold - James Suckling.