Red Wine Alión 2017

Crianza red wine from Ribera del Duero. Varietal Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) aged for 12 months in French and American oak barrels.
Crianza. 12 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
Grapes Varieties: Tinto Fino,
Wineries: Bodegas Alión
P 94 ñ 94 94 94

Availability: In stock

€67.00
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A branch of the legendary Vega Sicilia winery, Bodegas Alión was created with the aim of taking a fresh look at Ribera del Duero.

One of the finest examples of this new take is precisely Alión, a high-end Spanish red wine which ranks among the best in the region.

A varietal Tinto Fino, also known as Tempranillo, the grapes come from vines with an average age of 30 years, located near the town of Peñafiel.

They were selected twice, fully destemmed, macerated with the skins for a long period of time, and subsequently fermented in American wooden vats.

Afterwards, 90% of this red wine from Ribera del Duero was transferred into French and American oak barrels, 72% new. The remaining 10% was transferred into concrete vats. Both batches were aged for 12 months. Once the process was completed, Alión 2017 was gently filtered and bottled in May 2019.

Finally, this Crianza red wine was aged for 24 months in the bottle to soften its edges, thus achieving its unique, flawless texture.

Decant a minimum of 1 hour before drinking.

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Appearance

The wine Alión is deep garnet with some delicate purple tinges.

Nose

Refinement, character, complexity. This varietal Tinto Fino suggests some fresh, pristine notes of red fuit (cranberries, cherries, strawberries), alongside floral nuances, hints of toast and a spicy series (cardamom, fennel and clove). In the background, the wine insinuates some earthy and mineral aromas.

Palate

Classy and nuanced, this wine from Bodegas Alión has a lush texture, with intrincacy and detail. Pure sensations of brambles and blueberries, some mineral undertones, suggestions of cinnamon, clove and cocoa, some balsamic hints and remembrances of flowers. Crisp acidity, lively tannins, and long finish with some toasted and earthy remembrances.

Our personal opinion

At the risk of sounding cliché, the deep and age-worthy Alión 2017 is a most successful blend of tradition and modernity.

OTHER VINTAGES

Alión 2016:

Enterwine 94. Parker 95. Guía Peñín 94. J. Suckling 96. Decanter 95.

Alión 2015:

Enterwine 94. Parker 93. Guía Peñín 93. J. Suckling 96. Tim Atkin 94.

Alión 2014:

Enterwine 94. Parker 94. Peñín 93. Decanter 93.

Alión 2013:

Enterwine 93. Parker 94. Peñín 93.

Alión 2012:

Parker 95. Peñín 94. Enterwine 94.

Alión 2011:

Aged for 14 months in oak and for 12 months in the bottle. Parker 94. Peñín 95.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Ribera del Duero
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 40-60 minutes before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 12
Parker's Score 94
Peñin Score 94
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 94
Mono-Varietal Tinto Fina
Pairings Birds, Cured cheeses, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted red meats, Rosted piglet, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews
Taste Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky
Occasion A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Business dinner, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement
Reviews
3 Reviews
hoorrayyy
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A bottle of pure, unadulterated happiness.
Review by (Posted on 6 November 2018)
alion
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Almost world-class, but not yet. Give it 4 more years or so.
Review by (Posted on 26 July 2018)
Alion
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Store a bottle of this wine and open it with your family or friends simply to celebrate that you're alive and kicking. Because that's what this is: a celebration wine. Vega Sicilia in Ribera. Who could ask for anything more?
Review by (Posted on 8 November 2017)
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