Vega-Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial Ribera del Duero 2021 Release red
For this 2021 Reserva Especial, 59 barrels were selected from the 2009, 2010 and 2011 vintage years.
The land that would become Vega Silicia, was disputed for years between Peñafiel and the Monastery of Valbuena and it was in 1477 that the monks and the council would reach an agreement. The latter would have the jurisdiction and the arable land and the monks would have the forest cover. But it was in 1577 that the name Vega de Sicilia first appeared in history when referring to the estate.
For centuries the estate was exploited and bought from the Marquis of Valbuena, by Toribio Lecanda in 1848, where his son Eloy Lecanda, starts producing wine in a professional way in the estate's winery. Thus, the need arises to build ageing facilities, offices, and warehouses. The aim would be to produce quality wine equal to Bordeaux. In 1982, the Álvarez family bought the property while remaining faithful to the objective, i.e. to produce wine only in exceptional harvest years.