Licinia is estate-bottled made by three visionaries who together share a vision of the immense potential of the vineyards of southeast Madrid. Winemaker Oscar , and Victor Algora and Jose Ramón Lissarrague, among Spain’s most highly regarded viticulturists, are the soul of Bodegas Licinia. Located in the Vinos de Madrid DO, this is one of Spain’s most prominent and interesting wine regions. The bodega is in the town of Morata, called ‘Licinia’ during Roman times. The mantra at Licinia is “no compromises.” In a blind tasting of 200 wines held in early 2009 by a panel of 50 distinguished winemakers, Licinia was named the best red wine in Spain. This result was achieved with Licinia 2006, the first vintage
The wine is aged for 12 months in oak barrels, 95% French and 5% American, of which half are new and half are one year old. The barrels are racked every three months and batonnage, or stirring of the lees to enrich the texture of the wine during aging, is performed during the 12 months of ageing. The wines are not clarified or cold stabilized.
1,000 cases are made; 150 for the U.S.