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BODEGAS ALIN,  RIBERA DEL DUERO 2006 BODEGAS ALIÓN, RIBERA DEL DUERO 2006

Bodegas Alión is again owned by the fabled Vega Sicilia, this time in Ribera Del Duero itself. This is the latest release of the "modern" sister of the great wine itself; this is a big and rather friendly beast. Full of black fruit and spice flavours that last and last, this gives you some insight into the great wine itself without the price tag!

94+ points from Robert Parker.

Also available in-bond. Contact us for details and pricing.

VINEYARD
The Alión vineyard parcels are found in different areas throughout Ribera del Duero, allowing the wine to reflect the rich expression of all the different soils in the region.

The soil itself is well drained , deep and continaing quartz gravel from the river Duero.

The Ribera del Duero area has a continental climate, with an Atlantic influence. Rainfall is scarce, with average annual levels below 500 mm, mainly concentrated in spring and autumn. Sunshine, extensive and abundant, reaches annual averages of 2,200 hours, and the River Duero favours morning mists and fogs, which offer an additional source of humidity.

This climate is highly conducive to grape production, helping to avoid fungi or insect induced diseases. The vineyards' worst enemies are the spring frosts and the hail storms in summer.

GRAPE VARIETIES
100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo)

VINIFICATION
The grapes were harvested from 9th to 27th September with dry and hot weather.
The wine was then fermented in some of the twenty French wooden vats of 15.000 kg capacity that fill the fermenting room. Every year, 5 of the tanks are renewed, therefore replacing all the tanks within a four year cycle.

The wine was then aged in 100% new French oak barrels every year. They work with 5 different French coopers to compound the characteristics of each of them in the final blend of Alión.

After aging in barrell, the wines are bottled and matured for a futher two years in the Bodegas' cellars before being released to the market.

TASTING NOTE
Ruby red with a deep and elegant nose of fresh fruit (avoiding any jamminess that could come from a hot vintage) complemented by refined wooden aromas from French oak barrels. The palate is very elegant, typical for Ribera del Duero, with very precise tannins, average acidity with good structure.

CLOSURE:    Cork

ALCOHOL:    14.5% (10.9 units per bottle)




Per Bottle 48.95

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