Alion Ribera del Duero Tempranillo DOC 2016

Grupo Vega Sicilia


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Country of Origin: Spain
Region: Ribera del Duero
Type: Red Wine
Grape Variety: Tempranillo
Vintage: 2016
Size: 750ml
Alcohol Volume / ABV: 14.5%
Body: Full
Sweetness: Dry

Why We Love This Wine

Vega Sicilia is by far the most prestigious wine estate in Ribera del Duero, and perhaps in all of Spain, with an almost mythical reputation of both rarity & quality for their wines. Located 100 miles north of Madrid on a high elevation, remote plateau of Castilla y Leon in the town of Valbuena del Duero, their grape varieties include Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Malbec all brought from Bordeaux classified growth vineyards by the Estate's founder in 1864 with their main varietal still remaining to be the indigenous Tempranillo grape. The historical provenance of the estate was instrumental in the designation of Ribera del Duero as a DOC (Denominacion Origen Calcificada) in 1982, making the region at par with Rioja. Three flagship cuvees have made Vega Sicilia legendary: the Unico, Unico Reserva Especial (multi-vintage blend), and their Valbuena 5 Ano. These wines are legendary not only for their supreme quality but also for the prices they command. One of the most elegant & fresh vintages of Alion, the nose opens with primarily floral aromas. On the palate, this wine shows wonderful depth, freshness, and terrific balance & complexity of flavors with dark berry, chocolate, & savory jerky characters. This is a very succulent & savory Alion with great fruit purity, a nice texture, great balance, & length underpinned by fine-grained tannins.

Winemaker / Tasting Notes

This powerful red opens up with a lovely bouquet of predominant floral characters. On the palate, this wine is rich & full-bodied with blackberry & cassis fruit flavors along with a mineral edge that that carries through to a long, toasty finish.

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