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It's considered a challenging vintage in general, and the bottles produced are slightly less than in the healthier 2012. It's always pure Tempranillo from over 30-year-old vines in different villages: Pesquera, Padilla, Moradillo... It fermented in oak vats with indigenous yeasts after a three-day cold soak, followed by malolactic and 12-14 months in new French barriques. It might be a lighter vintage for Alión, but one that has a subtler profile and harmony. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, with a thread of acidity going through its core and lifting it up. An elegant Alión. 260,000 bottles and some larger formats were filled in May 2015.\u003c\/li\u003e\n\u003c\/ul\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003e\u003c\/h4\u003e\n\u003ch4\u003eProducer Information\u003c\/h4\u003e\nAlion was launched with the 1991 vintage by the famous Vega Sicilia estate. 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2013 | Alion Bodegas | Alion (Magnum)

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Red Wine: 2013 | Alion Bodegas | Alion (Magnum)

Cherry red, cardinal trim. Nose: slightly spicy nose, ripe red fruits, fine woodworking tips. Mouth: elegant lines, an extremely elegant attack, step firm mouth, final with great unctuousness, aromas of ripe red fruas. long, elegant finish.

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Producer: Alion Bodegas

Ratings: WA | 94 

Vintage: 2013

Size: 1.5L

ABV: 14.5%

Varietal: Tempranillo

    Country/Region: Spain, Ribera del Duero

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      2013 Alión Magnum View: cherry red, cardinal trim. Nose: slightly spicy nose, ripe red fruits, fine woodworking tips. Mouth: elegant lines, an extremely elegant attack, step firm mouth, final with great unctuousness, aromas of ripe red fruas. long, elegant finish.

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        • Wine Advocate: The careful selection of the grapes and the work directives even for the purchased grapes has clearly paid off in the 2013 Alión, which has great freshness and perfume. It was cropped from a relatively normal growing season, but with a cold September with some rains that provoked a slight delay in the picking and especially the seed for a severe sorting of the grapes. It's considered a challenging vintage in general, and the bottles produced are slightly less than in the healthier 2012. It's always pure Tempranillo from over 30-year-old vines in different villages: Pesquera, Padilla, Moradillo... It fermented in oak vats with indigenous yeasts after a three-day cold soak, followed by malolactic and 12-14 months in new French barriques. It might be a lighter vintage for Alión, but one that has a subtler profile and harmony. The palate is medium-bodied with very fine tannins, with a thread of acidity going through its core and lifting it up. An elegant Alión. 260,000 bottles and some larger formats were filled in May 2015.

        Producer Information

        Alion was launched with the 1991 vintage by the famous Vega Sicilia estate. Inspired by the "modern classic" style of top Bordeaux, owner Pablo Alvarez wished to adapt this style of wine to the unique climate and soils in the western Ribera del Duero. Around half the grapes come from Vega Sicilia vineyards, the other half from Alion's own vineyards near Penafiel. The wine is made by Javier Ausas, head winemaker of Vega Sicilia, at Alion's dedicated, state-of-the-art winery. Alion is certainly a modern wine, an opulent and seductive 100% Tempranillo aged for 14 months in new French oak barrels, but - as one would expect from Vega Sicilia - there is nothing over-the-top about the wine. Not overripe, overextracted or overoaked, it is all about elegance, harmony, class...and sheer hedonistic pleasure.

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