2008 - Alión Ribera del Duero Bodegas Alion
11A8ABA6PK _ 2008 - Alión Ribera del Duero Bodegas Alion - 6x75cl
Colour
Red
Producer
Bodegas Alión
Region
Ribera del Duero
Drinking
2012 - 2024
Case size
6x75cl

2008 ALIÓN RIBERA DEL DUERO BODEGAS ALION - 6x75cl

Colour
Red
Producer
Bodegas Alión
Region
Ribera del Duero
Drinking
2012 - 2024
Case size
6x75cl

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Tasting Notes

  • GDH

    Goedhuis, March 2012

    Velvety, silky and smooth, this 2008 delivers exceptional balance with its fine-tuned structure, sweet fruit core and integrated freshness. Lacy notes of morello cherries, plums and red currants fill out the palate while gentle toastiness adds depth. Incredibly stylish.

Producer

Bodegas Alión

Bodegas Alión belongs to the Alvarez family, owners of the legendary Vega Sicilia. Their wine expresses the terroir, climate and varieties unique to Ribera del Duero.

Region

Ribera del Duero

The Duero valley cuts a swathe across central northern Spain all the way to Portugal where it is called the Douro and is famous as the home of port. On the Spanish side, a relatively new but significant and exciting area for wine production has grown up around the city of Valladolid and was granted DO status in 1982. Ribera del Duero's potential was spotted long before in the middle of the 19th century at Bodegas Vega Sicilia, Spain's undisputed equivalent of a first growth Claret. High above sea-level, Ribera del Duero is an area of extreme temperatures with the potential to produce deep-coloured, intensely flavoured red wines from tempranillo grapes (known locally as tinto fino). The picture is not straightforward as some producers have started favouring an overly-extracted style which appeals to certain elements of the media. Additionally, often producers do not own their own vineyards, so the grape growers have a stranglehold on what to charge for their grapes and wine prices have risen dramatically as a result. However, many producers are making outstanding wines, which are still great value for money.