Bodegas Vega Sicilia Macan Rioja 2018

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"Macán is a modern and very personal take on the premium quality signature wines of the Rioja DOCa region. It is a commitment to finesse, elegance, complexity, and potency. It is also the standard bearer for Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia, the project launched by Tempos Vega Sicilia and Compagnie Vinicole Baron Edmond de Rothschild in 2004. 

The 2009 vintage was the first to launch to market. Knowledge, effort, patience, and a desire for constant improvement have helped to develop a project that currently resides on a 100 hectare asset containing highquality vineyards and cutting-edge production facilities that combine technology, tradition, and innovation. Macán is only made from grapes of the Tempranillo variety. The grape comes from a meticulous selection of mature plots found on high terraces with poorly developed, gravelly, calcareous clay soils. 

The Atlantic's influence on the 2018 vintage marked this year's wine. A more productive vintage, with very good water reserves; ultimately, a wine vintage with a bit less substance, but a lot more freshness and elegance. Harvest took place in October and this is one of those vintages that simply cannot go ignored. We were able to go somewhat further than normal during extraction and even slightly increase the barrel weight by 5 %.

Macán 2018, a vibrant, elegant, and subtle vintage. A vintage with nuances, definition, and a trendsetting feeling." - Winemaker Note

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