Red Wine Alión 2017
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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.
The wine Alión is deep garnet with some delicate purple tinges.
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.
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.
Enterwine 94. Parker 95. Guía Peñín 94. J. Suckling 96. Decanter 95.
Enterwine 94. Parker 93. Guía Peñín 93. J. Suckling 96. Tim Atkin 94.
Enterwine 94. Parker 94. Peñín 93. Decanter 93.
Enterwine 93. Parker 94. Peñín 93.
Parker 95. Peñín 94. Enterwine 94.
Aged for 14 months in oak and for 12 months in the bottle. Parker 94. Peñín 95.
|D.O.||Ribera del Duero|
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||40-60 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||12|
|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|