The Alion is a wine with a solidity according to the quality of its process of elaboration and the balance of its flavor. This fine red wine from the Ribera del Duero To be included in the Top 100 list of Wine Spectator Already in its first harvest. Over time, the Alion has made a name for itself, honoring the quality of its production at the Alion Winery.
A wine with personality, the Alion Wine
The name Alion refers to the council lions where he was born The patriarch of the Álvarez family , Which acquired the Bodega Vega Sicilia in 1982 and founded the group El Enebro that would include several wineries.
The first harvests for this wine were also taken from the plantations of Vega Sicilia located In the Ribera del Duero Until in 1996, the wine Alion took off in its own path entering into production New vineyard plantations Which, as a standard of quality of the house, could not be used to make any wine until after 10 years.
On the year 2000, the Alion winery carried out an important reform in its facilities to Modernize and improve the adaptation to the new needs And can thus offer some quality wines of contemporary quality. At present, the deposits of wood are used again for the fermentation, which makes unmistakable the quality of these wines.
Alion wine: the Ribera del Duero in all its splendor
This red wine is Made from Tinto Fino grapes In vineyards that are located in the Ribera del Duero on deep soils and with good drainage, which directly influences the quality of the result.
The aging process Of this red Ribera del Duero is essential to obtain the best result: after a rest of between 14 and 20 months in French oak barrels, and 15 months in bottle, the Alion achieves Create an absolute balance between the nuances of fruits and wood.
Bodega Alion de Vega Sicilia
The Alion Winery it is located In the vicinity of Penafiel , In the province of Valladolid. It was created in November 1992 Within the bodeguero group that includes the Bodegas Vega Sicilia , As an initiative to launch a new variety of wine with its own name, and not as the second house wine: the now recognized wine Alion.
This new concept of wine was so successful in its launch, that I entered directly to be part of the list Top 100 of Wine Spectator of its year. The winery Alion was able to create a wine with a personality Independent Differentiated from the Vega Sicilia.