Vega Sicilia Alion Ribera del Duero, Spain 2018
VINTAGE : 2018
COUNTRY : Spain
REGION/APPELLATION : Ribera del Duero
VARIETALS : Tinto Fino
Alión comes from carefully selected terroirs located in the very best areas of the Ribera del Duero DO region. The soils complement each other and along with the same winemaking process used in Vega Sicilia, they have produced wines with a firm structure.
The 2018 vintage reflects weather influenced by the Atlantic, with higher-than-average precipitation, cool temperatures, and a relatively late harvest, between 28 September and 12 October.
We used our new wine-making facility for the first time, with smaller tanks, of half the capacity, enabling greater precision during extraction. We increased the effect of new oak on this vintage by up to 80 %, with American oak representing 10 %, targeting a more generous wine.
2018 was a fresh, Atlantic-influenced vintage, giving this Alión a more vertical, longer, and elegant expression.