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Alión 2018
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/ 0.75 L btl

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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti15.0%
Production284,284 bottles

The wine

An elegant wine with all the quality assurance one might expect from Vega Sicilia. Highly-regarded in its own right, this was never intended to be their second wine, as was proved when the very first vintage in 1995 won a place in the Wine Spectactor's list of 100 best wines for that year.

Produced from 100% Tinto Fino (Ribera's Tempranillo) grapes, the Alión Reserva is a modern-style wine with traditional roots. The Vega Sicilia approach to meticulous care over details ensures high quality standards throughout all wine-making processes, under the auspices of company oenologist Xavier Ausás.

Particular consideration is paid to the ageing process which lasts for up to 18 months in new French oak casks and almost the same length of time spent resting in bottle.

These periods are regarded as essential for blending and harmonizing the fruit and wood, so that the finest aromas and flavours ensue and create a wine of exceptional elegance. Deeply-coloured and firmly-structured, from grapes ripened to perfection in the vineyard, it reveals the characteristics of its terroir and maintains the winery’s long-standing commitment to the production of premier quality wines.

What does this wine taste like?

Picota cherry red / Purple rim
Red berries / Spices / Hardwoods
Elegant / Opulent / Long

Drinking and storing

Serve between 16ºC and 18ºC

Food pairing

Beef sirloin steak / Vegetable stews / Suckling lamb

Ratings and awards

201895+ PK
201794 PK
201695 PK
201593+ PK93 PN
201494 PK
201394 PK93 PN
PK: ParkerPN: Peñín

Customer reviews

12 reviews


Ageing period14 months
Barrel ageNew
Type of woodFrench oak


Vine ageBetween 25 and 35 years
SoilGravel surface
Surface area130.00 hectares

The winery

Bodegas y Viñedos Alión

Bodegas y Viñedos Alión

This winery was acquired in 1992 by the owners of Vega Sicilia, the Álvarez family, for the purpose of creating a Ribera del Duero wine that was distinct and independent from the flagship brand. Different in that it is exclusively produced from Tinto Fino(the Ribera's Tempranillo) grapes, it has its own identity and is a less expensive, more widely available alternative to Vega Sicilia's Único and Valbuena wines. It was never intended to be considered as their second wine,...


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