Vega Sicilia, a Ribera del Duero legend
30 Jan 2012 by Luis Gutiérrez
See here for tasting notes from 1942 to 2007. The name of this world-famous, historic Spanish bodega has nothing to do with Sicily. It is simply a corruption of Pagos de la Vega Santa Cecilia y Carrascal , the name of a place involving vineyards and a river, as pago can be loosely translated as 'plot' and a vega is an alluvial plain near a river. The origins of this Ribera del Duero wine estate, one of the greatest in the world, can be traced back to 1864, which makes it one of the oldest wineries in Spain, even though the wine as such has been made only since 1915 or 1917. It was created by a certain Eloy Lecanda y...

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