Region: Rioja, Spain
Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia Macán 2016
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 their two wines: Macán and Macán Clásico. To offer a modern and unique vision of Rioja is their philosophy, following the Bordeaux model of a first and second wine.
Macán is the winery’s flagship wine. 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. It’s an intense, fleshy and pleasurable wine.
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
97/100 Guia Penin
(14.5% alc vol)