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.
Lots in Alión are guided through 12 months ageing in 80% new barrels. French oak is predominant in 95% barrels and 5% American oak, to obtain maximum complexity from the diversity of soil.
Alión 2016 experimented a 10% use of concrete bringing out a more elegant and profound wine.
This vintage will be remembered in the history of Alión. It has a genuine, modern character highlighting its harmony and thoroughness.
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4,100 kg/ha – 28 Hl/ha
Hand-picked in 12kg cases from September 28th to October 10th
STORAGE, SERVING AND DRINKING WINDOW
This wine is ready to drink now holding a potential ageing window of approximately 20 – 25 years if kept in ideal conditions: constant temperature of 12 – 14 ºC and 60% relative humidity.
Optimum drinking temperature is 18 ºC.