Wine Ribera del Duero DO Alion 2004, 1.5 L
Wine saturated inky purple color.
The wine has a rich, full-bodied taste with notes of licorice, mocha and espresso. Long-term, stable and clean aftertaste.
The wine has a charming, strong and rich aroma with hints of toasty oak, lavender, violets, mineral, blackberry and blueberry compote.
The wine goes well with a variety of dishes, thanks to its excellent structure and strong character. It is perfectly suited to different types of fillet, stew, venison, roast beef or lamb. The wine can be served cold and creamy soups and rice dishes and cod.
In 1998, Alvarez family, owners of the most renowned wineries in Spain - Vega Sicilia, began to acquire new vineyards to create a "Ribera" new generation, which could become a full-fledged competitor Unico in the wine market. At the moment, it owns 25 hectares of vineyards in the town Paradilla de Duero (Penafiel), of which more than half planted variety Tempranillo. It is on this grape varieties based project Alion, the concept of which is the production of one category of wine reserva from 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo), aged about 15 months in new French barriques. Particular attention is paid to the cork. After the entire issue Valbuena was rejected in 1994 because of the "cortical" Diseases Vega Sicilia do so, first check each plug from the party, and, if one does not pass the test, the entire lot is rejected.
In general, the style of wine Alion different vivacity, it is powerful and rich, but also important: this undeniably outstanding wine requires a minimum of 8-10 years of aging in the bottle, in order to better play to their quality. Wine Alion 2003 has the potential exposure to 2025.
Castro Ventosa Vineyard (Castle in the wind) got its name from the remains of the ancient Roman fortress located on one of the hills. In the middle of the 18th century members of the family Perez, who belongs to the most ancient aristocratic leave Spain, there was founded the estate. Since that time the wine history of Castro Ventosa. The vineyards are located at an altitude of 550-620 here meters above sea level on the sand and chalk soils. Most of the landings are made from grapes Mencia, vine age exceeds 45 years. A special city estate Castro Ventosa are areas with vineyard vines dofiloksernymi older than 100 years.