Alion De Vega Sicilia 2017

65,45

Winery

Tempos Vega Sicilia

Grape variety

Tinto Fino

Oak ageing

Crianza de entre 14 y 20 meses se realiza en su totalidad en barricas bordelesas de roble francés nuevas.

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Description

DESCRIPTION

Alión comes from a careful selection of terroirs dotted across the very best areas of the Ribera del Duero DO. These soils, which complement each other, along with the same winemaking process as Vega Sicilia, have given rise to wines with a firm structure.

2017 was the ‘vintage of the frost’ (April 28), but this affected us less than it could have, thanks to our policy of producing 25 % more than we need, and to the double pruning carried out in the winter.

In this drier and warmer vintage, the contribution of oak was reduced, using 72 % new barrel, 18 % used barrel and 10 % concrete, with a view to working on the tannin texture, on the one hand, and the freshness and journey of the wine, on the other.

2017 was a challenging vintage, but with a glorious end result, sustaining the genuine, modern and multicultural character of Alión of somewhat warmer and firmer expression.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Alcohol by volume

15 %

Variety

Tinto Fino

Average age of vineyard

37 years

Vineyard surface area

130 ha

Planting density

2,222 plants/ha

Altitude

750 m

Yield

2.900 kg/ha – 20.3 Hl/ha

Harvest

Manual in 12 kg boxes from September 12 to September 28

STORAGE, SERVING AND DRINKING WINDOW

This wine is suitable for drinking now, but it can be stored for 15 years in optimal conditions: 12-14 °C / 54-57 ºF and 60 % relative humidity.

The recommended serving temperature is 18 °C / 64 ºF.