2014 Bodegas Alion
|Origin||Spain, Ribera del Duero|
2014 is a better vintage in Ribera del Duero than in Rioja, and the 2014 Alión shows it. Sourced from 130 hectares of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) in Ribera del Duero and possibly the most modern of the Vega Sicilia Group wines, it's silky, voluptuous, jammy, ripe and generous without being too much. The grapes fermented with indigenous yeasts in oak vats, and the wine matured in new and second use French barriques for 12 to 14 months. It's quite ripe and powerful yet balanced and with great freshness. The palate is medium to full-bodied with lots of fruit, juicy and showy, modern without excess. 284,284 bottles along with 6,500 magnums and some larger formats were produced. You might want to give it some more time in bottle. It was bottled in June 2016. Drinking range: 2019 - 2029 Rating: 94 Luis Gutierrez, www.robertparker.com (Aug 2018)
*Case price: Mix any 12 bottles of wine or 6 bottles of Champagne, Spirits or Fortified to get the 'case price' for each bottle.
130 hectares of land, unbeatably located on the banks of the Duero River, produce a modern, independent 100% Tinto Fino. These plots, which complement each other, united by the same viticulture as Vega Sicilia, have given rise to firm structured wines. Alión is aged in new French oak barrels for 12 to 14 months and later bottled until it is ready for drinking. Alión is intense, complex, full-bodied, where elegance plays a differentiating role being the winery´s sign of identity. Its modern, genuine and multicultural character makes it easy to pair. Alión 2014 is specially ample, voluptuous, appealing and tremendously velvetyWinemaker's notes(Feb 2018)
Alion is Vega Sicilia's property in Ribera del Duero, planted exclusively with Tempranillo Tinto Fino. The idea here is to make more modern styled wines, exclusively from tinto fino, which would be radically different to the more traditional style of Vega Sicilia.
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