Macán and Macán Clásico are the joint vision that two great names of the wine world, Rothschild and Vega Sicilia, have of La Rioja.
They are very elegant wines, where the harmony of their aromas and flavours show the authenticity of the land from where they come and its capacity to produce great wines.
The bodega, established in 2004, has always divided its production into two tiers along Bordeaux-inspired lines: the ‘grand vin’, Macán, is assembled from more concentrated barrels and given longer in oak, while the second wine, Macán Clásico, uses more approachable lots suitable for shorter ageing and earlier consumption.
Currently, Bodegas Benjamin de Rothschild & Vega Sicilia owns 92 hectares of vineyard. All are located on the slopes of the Sierra Cantabria, north of the Ebro River, distributed between the municipalities of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Labastida, Ábalos and Elvillar.
They are plots of small size, in high terraces on poor soils of clay-limestone. The predominant variety is the Tempranillo grape, the only one used to make Macán and Macán Clásico.
It ferments in French oak vats for 10-15 days, its aging in new barrels lasts between 16 and 18 months, and it rests in the bottle for at least two years before going on the market.