Ribera del Duero
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Alión 2013 stands out for its distinctive elegance on the palate, its finesse and its velvety unctuousness. The critic Robert Parker gave Alion 2013 no less than 94/100. This will perfectly complement tenderloins and other grilled beef and lamb, stews of vegetables, or typical Spanish dishes like Fabada Asturiana or Madrileña tripes. definitely a splendid classic, which only be achieved with a unique know-how and an unmatched passion for quality.
|Type Of Wine:||red wine|
|Vintage:||2013 Other vintages|
|Appellation:||Ribera del Duero (Castilla y León, Spain)|
|Volume:||75cl Other volumes|
|Grapes:||Tempranillo, Tinto Fino, Tinta Fina|
Description of Alión 2013
Alión 2013 (Tempranillo, Tinto Fino and Tinta Fina)
TASTING NOTES OF Alion 2013:
- View: concentrated cherry, dark, bright and seductive edge.
- Nose: nuances of roasted grapes and toasted wood luxury.
- Mouth: great personality, fleshy, elegant, cool, subtle, complex and intense.
APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero.
VINEYARD: Bodegas Alión
AGEING: 16 months in French oak barrels and then for a year in bottle.
TEMPERATURE: 16-18 °C
ALCOHOL CONTENT: 14.5%
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Bodegas Alion, with this new challenge, the Alvarez family wanted to demonstrate that the legendary winery could make modern wines according to tendencies in the 21st century. Elegant and modern as Ribera del Duero can be.More about the Winery
The careful selection of the grapes and the work directives even for the purchased grapes has clearly paid off in the 2013 Alión, which has great freshness and perfume. It was cropped from a relatively normal growing season, but with a cold September with some rains that provoked a slight delay in the picking and especially the seed for a severe sorting of the grapes. It's considered a challenging vintage in general, and the bottles produced are slightly less than in the healthier 2012. It's always pure Tempranillo from over 30-year-old vines in different villages: Pesquera, Padilla, Moradillo... It fermented in oak vats with indigenous yeasts after a three-day cold soak, followed by malolactic and 12-14 months in new French barriques. It might be a lighter vintage for Alión, but one that has a subtler profile and harmony. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, with a thread of acidity going through its core and lifting it up. An elegant Alión.View more