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Future-Arrival Sale Alion Ribera del Duero 2008

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In the second half of the 1980s, the Alvarez family had the idea to create a new winery in the Ribera del Duero, one which would present a more modern expression of the region using 100% Tinto Fino and 100% French oak. With this idea in mind, Bodegas y Vinedos Alion was created in 1991. Since that first vintage, which was named to the Wine Spectator's Top 100, Alion has been a commercial and critical success. It is also a perfect foil for its parent winery. Where the wines of Vega Sicilia display classical elegance and reserve, Alion is a sleeker, racier breed. It No fruit from vines under ten years of age is used in any of the wines in the Vega Sicilia family.

Region: France

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  • 2008

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Color: Red
Varietal: Tempranillo
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Bodegas y Viñedos Alión:
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 Dav... Read more
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.  Read less

In the second half of the 1980s, the Alvarez family had the idea to create a new winery in the Ribera del Duero, one which would present a more modern expression of the region using 100% Tinto Fino and 100% French oak. With this idea in mind, Bodegas y Vinedos Alion was created in 1991. Since that first vintage, which was named to the Wine Spectator's Top 100, Alion has been a commercial and critical success. It is also a perfect foil for its parent winery. Where the wines of Vega Sicilia display classical elegance and reserve, Alion is a sleeker, racier breed. It No fruit from vines under ten years of age is used in any of the wines in the Vega Sicilia family.

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