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 Alión 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.
Born to make history
Ground-breaking and independent, and the result of the evolution of a famous family of great wines.
Recognised, distinguished and praised for the authenticity of its temperament, Alión today symbolises a universal and forward—looking spirit.
Perteneciente a la DO Ribera del Duero, Alión crece a apenas quince kilómetros de la finca principal Vega-Sicilia.
En Alión, se hizo una cuidadosa selección de terroirs repartidos por las mejores áreas de la denominación de origen (DO). Usando la viticultura de la compañía madre, se produjeron vinos firmemente estructurados a partir de estas parcelas que se complementan mutuamente.
Con una gran personalidad, Alión madura durante 12-14 meses en barricas nuevas de roble francés para obtener el vino más universal de la familia. Por supuesto, se instala en la botella para garantizar una experiencia de vino perfecta.
Alión es un vino intenso, complejo y carnoso, donde la elegancia actúa como elemento diferenciador y sello de identidad de la bodega.
Alcohol by volume14.5 %
Average age of vineyard30 years
Vineyard surface area130 ha (split between Padilla,Valbuena and Pesquera)
Planting density2,222 plants/ha
Yield3,600 kg /ha
HarvestHand-picked, in 12-kg boxes
2012 Vineyard cycle
On the heels of a somewhat dry winter, spring arrived with moderate temperatures and heavy rainfall. 70.7 litres were recorded for the month of April (during the initial phases of budding of the vine), and the rains continued through the first days of May.
Temperatures rose during the remainder of the month, reaching 42 ºC in June (26 and 27 June). The absence of spring frosts was noteworthy, allowing for correct development of the vine.
Summer was very dry with no rainfall in July and just 0.5 litres in the month of August, with similarly high temperatures throughout the duration. Only from the end of September did the rains arrive to ensure a good end to the ripening process, which was very uniform, very healthy, and featured high colour intensity, and very mature tannins with aptitude for ageing.
Storage, serving and drinking window
Estos vinos están listos para beber ahora, pero pueden almacenarse durante aproximadamente 15-20 años si se mantienen en condiciones óptimas (12-14 ºC) a 40% de humedad relativa, a una temperatura constante.
La temperatura óptima para beber es de 18 ºC.
286.286 botellas de Bordeaux, 6.602 Magnums, 502 Double-Magnums y 65 botellas Imperiales.
Year bottledMayo de 2015