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Vega Sicilia and Benjamin de Rothschild Macan Clasico

$57
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  • Macán Clásico is a quintessential wine from the foothills of the Sierra de Cantabria in La Rioja, reflecting centuries of tradition, knowledge and winemaking culture. It showcases the freshness, fruitiness, liveliness and delicateness of the terroir, while also providing depth and complexity. Since 2004, behind the making of this wine, the winery has been meticulously working on the selection, acquisition and nurture of 98 hectares of vineyard, releasing its first vintage in 2009. And since 2016, the joint venture between Tempos Vega Sicilia and the Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild within the DOCa Rioja has owned modern facilities where innovation, technology and wine science converge.

  • This wine is ready to drink now holding a potential ageing window of approximately 15-20 years if kept in ideal conditions: constant temperature of 12-14 ºC and 60% relative humidity. Optimum drinking temperature is 18 ºC.
  • Wine Subject to availability.
    • Appellation: D.O.Ca. Rioja
    • Grapes: 100% Tempranillo
    • Aging period: 16 to 18 months in oak barrels and at least three years in bottle before its release
    • Oak: Extra fine grain French Oak barrels
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  • 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 winegrowing region. After five years of terroir evaluation and acquisition of 92 ha of 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.