Vega Sicilia Macan Classico, 2016, 75CL

SKU: 830251
Sub region: Rioja
Variety: Tempranillo
Rating: RP 93+

100% Tempranillo

Macán Clásico is very approachable and expressive, more pleasant and pleasurable when drunk with a marked character of the land from which it comes and a simplicity that makes it very attractive. Its co-existence is due to the desire to preserve the Bordeaux tradition to produce a first and second wine. After the alcoholic fermentation, the malolactic process is carried out with 30% in barrels and the remaining 70% in tanks. The ageing takes place in extrafine and fine grain French wood, the majority in new barrels and the rest in one-wine barrels. It remains in wood for 15 months and then in bottles until it is sold. The proportion of new oak used, however, was the same for both wines – until now. The 2016 Macán Clásico has seen its new wood percentage reduced to 50%, lower than the ‘grand vin’, in a move that brings it a step closer to best practice in Bordeaux.