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Famous Spanish red wine of the winery Vega Sicilia; look there.
The winery is located in the west of the Spanish DO area Ribera del Duero, The name has nothing to do with Sicily, but is derived from the Holy Cecilia, the patron saint of church music. Vega means "fertile plain". It was founded in 1864 by Don Eloy Lacanda y Chaves. This had gained practical experience in Bordeaux and began near Valbuena on the banks of the Duero create a winery in the style of Médoc. He planted the brought from France grape varieties Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, but soon found that the local variety Tinta del País (a variety of Tempranillo) with appropriate care also brought excellent results. For the expansion, Barrique barrels brought from France were used.

In 1915, the winery was taken over by the...

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