Description/ Tasting NotesModern fruit-forward style with generous oak. Juicy and intense, it is voluptuous with black fruits, a little earthy and a touch of licorice and ink. Abundant, slightly dusty tannins; little dry on the finish, but riper and more powerful.
Winery Info/ Brand
Alión is formed by a careful selection of plots spread across the best of Ribera del Duero. These plots, which complement each other, joined by the same viticulture as Vega Sicilia, have given rise to firm structured wines. Of outstanding personality, lots in Alion are guided through 12 months ageing in French oak barrels and 5% American oak, to obtain maximum complexity from the diversity of soil. This vintage was aged in 80% new oak barrels and the remaining used in barriques attaining, without a doubt, the most universal wine of the house; later resting in bottle until reaching a perfect stage for consumption.
Region Info/ Origin
Ribera del Duero was conferred a title of Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) located in the country's northern plateau and is one of eleven "quality wine" regions within the autonomous community of Castile and León. It is also one of several recognised wine-producing regions to be found along the course of the Duero river. The region is characterised by a largely flat, rocky terrain and is centred on the town of Aranda de Duero. Although the most famous vineyards surround Peñafiel and Roa de Duero to the west, where the regional regulatory council or Consejo Regulador for the denominación is based. Ribera del Duero was named wine region of the year 2012 by the prestigious Wine Enthusiast Magazine.