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Macan Rioja Bodegas Rothschild & Vega Sicilia 2009

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The 2009 Macan Rioja was a high quality vintage like the 2008, but has a lighter body and more finesse with exotic spice and strawberry flavors. Lovely wine!Benjamin de Rothschild and Pablo Alvarez had been friends for many years and decided to work together on a project in Rioja. Since, Javier Ausas, the winemaker at Vega Sicilia, has been perfecting the blend from the 40 parcel of 30-40 year old Tempranillo vineyards. Stylistically, Alvarez says the wines fall somewhere between an elegant, light Rioja and a riper modern example. Alvarez says: "We feel that the old wines need to evolve and the modern wines are too international and don’t really represent a great region like Rioja. We are very excited about the quality of these wines; Rioja is the most important region in Spain and we just want to add our grain of sand to a place this special." -The Wine Enthusiast

Region: Spain

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Color: Red
Varietal: Tempranillo
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The 2009 Macan Rioja was a high quality vintage like the 2008, but has a lighter body and more finesse with exotic spice and strawberry flavors. Lovely wine!Benjamin de Rothschild and Pablo Alvarez had been friends for many years and decided to work together on a project in Rioja. Since, Javier Ausas, the winemaker at Vega Sicilia, has been perfecting the blend from the 40 parcel of 30-40 year old Tempranillo vineyards. Stylistically, Alvarez says the wines fall somewhere between an elegant, light Rioja and a riper modern example. Alvarez says: "We feel that the old wines need to evolve and the modern wines are too international and don’t really represent a great region like Rioja. We are very excited about the quality of these wines; Rioja is the most important region in Spain and we just want to add our grain of sand to a place this special." -The Wine Enthusiast

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