VEGA SICILIA Alion, Ribera del Duero 2016 Bottle
Red Still Wine | Spain | Ribera del Duero | 75cl
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Closure Type: Cork
Region: Ribera del Duero
Wine Style: Full Bodied
THE WINE ADVOCATE Rating 95 points - Drink Date: 2020 - 2028 - "The highly anticipated 2016 Alión spent 12 months in oak barrels, 80% of them new and built mainly with French oak but with some 5% American oak, and some 10% of the volume matured in 15,000-liter concrete vats. It hits the scale at 15% alcohol and has moderate acidity, showing ripe black fruit and a creamy texture. 2016 has to be one of the freshest and most elegant vintages of Alión, a year with depth, freshness and terrific balance. Same as they do in Pintia, they are finding ways to lower the impact of the oak in the wine; here, they used concrete, and the wine shows more primary and floral aromas and is nicely textured and with fine tannins. 258,458 bottles, 7,017 magnums and some larger formats produced. It was bottled in June 2018."