Vega Sicilia Alion Ribera Del Duero 6 / Case
$479.68 / case(6)
Wine produced using the tinto fino variety. The grapes are harvest by hand in 12-kg boxes and are taken immediately to the winery to the sorting tables. Fermentation takes place in wooden tanks under controlled temperatures until a good polyphenolic structure is obtained which will provide the generous colour and firm structure that makes up part of the personality of this wine; and finally the ageing of between 14 and 20 months depending on the characteristics of the vintage is performed in full in new french oak bordeaux barrels. These barrels from the leading bordeaux firms (radoux taranssaud saury and vicard) are a significant investment in oak as harvest after harvest all the wine that is produced in alion will be aged in new barrels that after the wine is decanted to be bottle will not be used again by the winery. Once the wine is removed from the barrels it will remain no less than 15 months in the stillness of the bottle where it will end up assembling all the primary aromas of the fruit with the hues from its delicate ageing resulting in an intense complex and fleshy wine but where the elegance is a distinguishing feature and hallmark of the winery. Description: belonging to the ribera del duero do alion is grown at barely fifteen kilometers from the vega sicilia estate. In alion a careful selection was made of terroirs spread across the best areas of the appellation of origin (do). Using the parent company’s viticulture firmly-structured wines were produced from these mutually complementing plots. Possessing great personality alion is matured for 12-14 months in new french oak barrels so as to obtain the wine which is the most universally popular of the family. Indeed it settles in the bottle to ensure a perfect wine experience. Alion is an intense complex and fleshy wine where elegance acts as the differentiating element and the winery’s seal of identity. Genuine character modern and multicultural. They are elegant wines fresh complex and subtle; perfect for pairing. 2013 vineyard cycle although budding of the vine was slightly early temperatures in spring were lower than usual causing a minor delay in the cycle. Summer was normal in terms of temperature though september was relatively cold with storms at the beginning of the month and showers towards the second half which lead to a meticulous harvest bringing out a more complex 2013. This is a vintage for vine-growers where the impeccable work in the vineyard is perfectly reflected in the quality of the wine. Storage serving and drinking window: these wines are ready for drinking now but may potentially be stored for approximately 15-20 years if kept in optimum conditions (12-14 ºc) at 60% relative humidity and constant temperature protected from direct light. Optimum drinking temperature is 17 ºc. Production: 260 232 bordeaux bottles 6 538 magnum bottles 502 double-magnum bottles and 66 imperial bottles. – bodegas y vinedos alion
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