Four Decades at Spain's Iconic Vega Sicilia

In celebration of his family's long ownership, Pablo Álvarez is on a quest to make an iconic white

Four Decades at Spain's Iconic Vega Sicilia
Pablo Álvarez believes Albariño has the potential "to create a world-class Spanish white, similar to a top Burgundy." (Courtesy Vega Sicilia)
From the Jul 31, 2022, issue
Difficult, expensive wine projects have exerted a lifelong gravitational pull on Pablo Álvarez Mezquíriz—one that has not weakened with time. Two years shy of his 70th birthday—the date he has promised to step down as CEO of his Vega Sicilia Spanish wine empire—Álvarez announced earlier this year he is building a new winery in Galicia, named Deiva, with the goal of producing a white wine as iconic as the reds from his family's pioneering Ribera del Duero estate.

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