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Only 4,0, 4,5 and 5,0 NJP wines (Nenad Jelisic Points) are presented as the best vintages.

 

From October 2010, every time we update any information or write a new information, we shall write in parentheses when the update has last taken place e.g. (2010-10).

 

If for some wine stands behind the best vintages none, it means that the wine's price is too high for its quality or the wine's quality is too low.

 

 

VDQS (Vins Delimité de Qualité Supérieur), the second highest wine class in France. Slightly lower requirements than for AOC (Appelation d' Origine Contrôlée). Only 1% of French wine production.

 

Vega Sicilia, a Spanish wine estate that is located in the Ribera del Duero appellation. Vega Sicilia, along with the wine estate Dominio de Pingus, is considered to be the absolute best wine estate in Ribera del Duero. The wine estate has 250 hectares planted with vine. The vineyards, which are distributed over 57 lots on 19 different terroirs, are located at an altitude of almost 900 m above sea level. Some of the vineyards' vines are up to 160 years old. Vega Sicilia produces three different wines: Unico, Valbuena 5° and Reserva Especial. Both Unico and Valbuena 5° consist mostly of Tempranillo (about 80% to 90%). For the production of Unico, in addition to Tempranillo, more Cabernet Sauvignon than Merlot is used. While for Valbuena 5° is the opposite. Malbec is used for the production of Valbuena 5° and very rarely for the production of Unico; the vintage 1987 consists of Malbec. Unico (about 100,000 bottles) is the most internationally known wine among them. Reserva Especial (about 10,000 bottles) is a non-vintage wine that is produced every year by making a blend of best oak barrels from, usually, three different (best) vintages. Valbuena 5° (about 180,000 bottles), which is aged shorter time than Unico, is made from grapes from young vines. (2014-10)

 

Vega Sicilia grapes, 80% is Tempranillo. The rest consists of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec. (2012-04)

 

Vega Sicilia soils, clayey limestone dominates, but there is also an area that consists of alluvial sediment. The soil consists of 19 different types of soils. (2014-10)

 

Vega Sicilia, Unico (red dry blend wine; 80% to 90% Tempranillo, up to 10% Merlot and up to 10% Cabernet Sauvignon), Ribera Del Duero, Spain, the best vintages, until vintage 1961 none; 1962, 1964, 1966, 1967, 1970, 1975, 1981, 1982, 1987, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1998, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2008. (2018-12)

 

Vega Sicilia, Unico, Reserva Especial (red dry blend wine; a blend of three vintages; year shows when the wine was released on the market; 80% to 90% Tempranillo, up to 10% Merlot and up to 10% Cabernet Sauvignon), Ribera Del Duero, Spain, the best blends (NV), 2010, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018. (2018-12)

 

Vega Sicilia, Valbuena 5° (red dry blend wine; 80% to 90% Tempranillo, up to 20% Merlot and Malbec and up to 10% Cabernet Sauvignon), Ribera Del Duero, Spain, the best vintages, until vintage 2009 none; 2010 and 2012; not 2013. (2018-12)

 

Veneto, an Italian wine region that consists of five wine districts/appellations: Bardolino, Lison-Pramaggiore, Piave, Soave and Valpolicella.

 

Veraison, the moment when grapes change in colour from green to yellow/blue/black etc; the transition from berry growth to berry ripening. (2016-12)

 

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi, an Italian DOC-appellation that is located in the wine region of Marche. The vineyards in this appellation lie on average at a height between 150 and 400 meters above sea level. The planting density is on average between 1,700 and 4,000 vines per hectare. Wines from this appellation must consist of at least 85% Verdicchio. The best wines can be aged up to 20 years. (2015-08)

 

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi grapes, Verdicchio dominates greatly (over 85%) followed by Trebbiano and Malvasia. (2013-02)

 

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi soils, on the left bank of the Esino river, soil is calcareous while on the right bank, soil is clay rich. (2013-02)

 

Verdicchio dei Castelli di Jesi the best wines, Bucci Verdicchio Villa Bucci Riserva, Casa Vinicola Garofoli Classico Superiore Podium, Colle Stefano Verdicchio di Matelica and Sartarelli Verdicchio Superiore Balciana. (2013-02)

 

Verdicchio di Matelica, an Italian DOC-wine. When the wines come from the narrower, cooler and higher part of the Esino river valley, they are classified as Verdicchio di Matelica. The best wines can be aged up to 20 years. (2016-05)

 

Vérité, La Joie (red dry blend wine), Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2105 and 2016; not 2017. (2018-12)

 

Vérité, La Muse (red dry blend wine), Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, 1998, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017. (2018-12)

 

Vérité, Lé Desir (red dry blend wine), Sonoma County, North Coast, California, USA, the best vintages, 2001, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008 and 2010. (2012-10)

 

Veuve Clicquot, La Grande Dame (white dry blend sparkling wine), Champagne, France, the best vintages, 1962, 1964, 1975, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1988, 1990, 1996, 1998 and 2004. (2018-12)

 

Veuve Clicquot, Brut, Vintage (white dry blend sparkling wine), Champagne, France, the best vintages, 1919, 1921, 1928, 1929, 1938, 1945, 1949, 1952, 1953, 1955, 1961, 1962, 1966, 1969, 1970, 1979, 1980 and 1988; from vintage 1989 until vintage 2008 none. (2018-12)

 

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