The right wine can make or break a meal. Not only can a great pairing enhance the overall taste of everything, finding a wine with a fascinating story provides excellent conversation material. Martin Brothers Wine & Spirits, a wine shop on New York City’s Upper West Side, has more than 30 years of experience helping customers find unique wines and spirits—including the high-end Spanish wine from Vega Sicilia.
Martin Brothers Wine & Spirits recommends Vega Sicilia not only for its tasty wine but also for its heritage. Located in the north of Spain, Vega Sicilia was founded more than 150 years ago, when Don Eloy Lecanda y Chaves planted cabernet sauvignon and merlot grapes from the Bordeaux region of France. Those very grape plants are still being used in Vega Sicilia’s current wines. The winery has since gone on to receive worldwide recognition for its fine red wine.
At Martin Brothers Wine & Spirits, customers can choose from two of Vega Sicilia’s most popular wines: Único and Álion. Álion is a red wine that uses the Tinto Fino grape variety. It’s aged in French oak Bordeaux barrels for up to 20 months. As an alternative, Vega Sicilia considers Único to be its flagship wine. It features a blend of tempranillo and cabernet sauvignon that undergoes a controlled fermentation in wooden tanks. The wine then goes through one of the world’s largest aging processes—10 years between wood and bottle—resulting in a silky, elegant drink. Ask the wine shop staff at Martin Brothers Wine & Spirits to explain how the 2004 vintage compares to the 1970 vintage.
Martin Brothers Wine & Spirits wants every customer to leave with a bottle of wine they’re proud to share around the table. To learn about the Spanish wine available at this premier wine shop, call (212) 222-8218, visit the website, or stop by their store in the Upper West Side today.