Future-Arrival Sale Alion Ribera del Duero 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

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 Vinedos:
Pago de Cirsus estate covers 135 hectares of land in the town of Ablitas, in south Navarra. The winery stands to the north in the highest part of a chateau-style estate. It takes advantage of a natural valley between two small hills, with just one of its elevations facing the vineyard. Standing next to the winery is an enchanting five-star hotel, located in a unique 23-metre tower-house built f... Read more
Pago de Cirsus estate covers 135 hectares of land in the town of Ablitas, in south Navarra. The winery stands to the north in the highest part of a chateau-style estate. It takes advantage of a natural valley between two small hills, with just one of its elevations facing the vineyard. Standing next to the winery is an enchanting five-star hotel, located in a unique 23-metre tower-house built from ashlar stones in the style of the old fourteenth-century fortresses of Olite and the Kingdom of Navarre. The aim of the winery and its owner, film producer Iñaki Nuñez, is to make a grand cru-style wine, using only the best grapes from the estate's vineyards. 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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