Wines from Alion Bodegas

Alion Bodegas

Bodegas Alion was founded by the Álvarez family with the aim of producing modern Ribera del Duero wines. The Álvarez family is known for the world-famous Bodega Vega Sicilia. The two domains are just 10 kilometers apart. The name 'Bodegas Alion' refers to the area of Castilla y León, which is the birthplace of the patriarch of the Álvarez family.

The vineyard area covers 130 hectares in total, divided over three different plots. The terroir is characterized by a deep and well-drained soil. This type of soil was created by the alluvial deposits from the river Duero. The three plots are planted exclusively with Tinto Fino, which is the local name for Tempranillo.

The grapes are harvested by hand. During harvesting, only the perfect grapes are selected, in order to get the best quality. In the cellar, the vinification process starts with maceration in large oak barrels. The duration depends on how ripe the grapes are, but it is usually between 8 and 20 days. After fermentation, the wine is aged for 12-14 months in French oak barrels. When this phase is completed and the wines are bottled, they are stored in the cellar for another 15 months of bottle ageing. The result is a wine that is intense, layered, but also elegant. The wine has an aging potential of at least 20 years.

Alion was initially meant to become the second wine of Vega Sicilia, but it soon earned its own standing because of the very good quality and the distinct character. Alion was considered one of the best wines in Spain, even from the very first release. The iconic Bodegas Alion vintages are: 2003, 2004 and 2018.

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Winespectator 87
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 1997

Alion

1997
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Robert Parker 90
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 1999

Alion

1999
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Robert Parker 92
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2000

Alion

2000
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Robert Parker 95
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2001

Alion

2001
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Robert Parker 94
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Alion

2002
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Robert Parker 96
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Alion

2004
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Robert Parker 94
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Alion

2005
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Robert Parker 94
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2006

Alion

2006
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Robert Parker 93
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2007

Alion

2007
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Robert Parker 95
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2008

Alion

2008
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Robert Parker 93
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2009

Alion

2009
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Robert Parker 93
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2009

Alion

2009
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Robert Parker 94
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2011

Alion

2011
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Robert Parker 94
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Alion

2011
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Robert Parker 95
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2012

Alion

2012
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Robert Parker 95
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2012

Alion

2012
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Robert Parker 94
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2013

Alion

2013
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Robert Parker 94
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Alion

2013
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Robert Parker 94
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2014

Alion

2014
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James Suckling 96
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2015

Alion

2015
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James Suckling 96
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2016

Alion

2016
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James Suckling 96
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2016

Alion

2016
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James Suckling 95
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2017

Alion

2017
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James Suckling 96
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2018

Alion

2018
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James Suckling 96
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Alion Bodegas - Alion 2018

Alion

2018
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