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Vega Sicilia,Alión

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Region: Ribera del Duero
Vintage: 2013
Grape Varieties:
Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) 100% Colour: Red Wine
Alcohol Level: 14%
Production Style: Conventional
Closure: Natural Cork

Availability: In stock


Bottle Size: 750ml bottle
Wine Comments
Blackish crimson with an inky core. The fruit smells riper than the Pintia, more fruit cake but still dark and savoury at the same time. Complex aroma: baking spice and a touch earthy. Still really scented, opening to a light floral note, too. Firm, velvety texture but tastes cooler and less thick on the palate than the Pintia. Even with this ripeness there is a fine complexity on the nose. Sweet black fruit and a light spice on the finish.

The Domaine
Bodegas y Viñedos Alión is a winery establshed in 1986 by the Álvarez family (of Vega Sicilia) in Padilla de Duero, Spain. They specifically did not want to make a “second wine” of the famed Vega Sicilia Ribera del Duero, and instead created something intended as its own separate and more modern entity. Alión is the name of the village where founder David Álvarez was born. These full-bodied and concentrated wines are based on fine quality Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) sourced from vineyards adjacent to Vega Sicilia and from the Alión estate.

"Alion was launched with the 1991 vintage by the famous Vega Sicilia estate. Inspired by the "modern classic" style of top Bordeaux, owner Pablo Alvarez wished to adapt this style of wine to the unique climate and soils in the western Ribera del Duero. Around half the grapes come from Vega Sicilia vineyards, the other half from Alion's own vineyards near Penafiel. The wine is made by Javier Ausas, head winemaker of Vega Sicilia, at Alion's dedicated, state-of-the-art winery. Alion is certainly a modern wine, an opulent and seductive 100% Tempranillo aged for 14 months in new French oak barrels, but - as one would expect from Vega Sicilia - there is nothing over-the-top about the wine. Not overripe, overextracted or overoaked, it is all about elegance, harmony, class...and sheer hedonistic pleasure."

Food Pairing
Beef, duck, lamb and roast chicken.

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