2002 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión

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I wrote the following: "This Alion 2002 has a nice smell. Not pungent grape. A lot of the flavor is just sweet on swallowing, otherwise just like smooth tasting water sitting on the tongue." 4:53 pm


2002 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión

Relevant Links:
Alión Website
2002 Bodegas y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero, Spain, Castilla y León, Ribera del Duero (CellarTracker.com)

CellarTracker.com Information:
Vintage 2002
Type Red
Producer Bodegas y Viñedos Alión (web)
Variety Tempranillo
Designation n/a
Vineyard n/a
Country Spain
Region Castilla y León
SubRegion n/a
Appellation Ribera del Duero
UPC Code 8436014251299

Website Information:
Alión was born next to the River Duero, in the vein of the Vega Sicilia, but with a vocation that is independent and innovative. In fact, its philosophy and personality has been clearly defined from the moment the winery was founded.

Its very beginnings boasted the aromas and tastes of a wine that was open, modern, attractive and full of strength and exuberance, with the exclusive expression of the tinto fino variety, a concept that was very different from the tradition of Vega Sicilia. The grape bears the character of the River Duero, the aging takes place exclusively in new French wood and, what is more, the process resorts to the most up-to-date oenological practices, giving a result that is radically different.

In short, Alión is an excellent wine, adapted to the international taste of the end of the millennium; shaped by a standard of quality that knows no bounds, but which bears the mark of the character and personality of the region in which it was born.

The company makes and commercialises one type of wine: Alión Reserva Tinto.


Alión is a solid wine, and is the height of expression of the tinto fino grape ripened in the sun and intelligently made into wine. Its colour is concentrated, dark with a luminous and seductive edge, typical of its youth and seasoned by the wood. The aroma is unveiled with an intensity that is not very frequent in the wines from the Ribera del Duero designation of origin. It appears with hints of roast from the grape and top-quality wood. On the palate, the sweetened tannins of the concentrated black fruits blend with the dry creamy tannins of the French oak. It is full of flavor, strong, fleshy and unfolds a truly suggestive range of tastes.


ALION 2002
Grapes: 100% Tinto Fino (25-30 years on average)
Production: 292.024 Bordeaux bottles, 3.988 Magnums, 512 Double Magnums and 54 Imperials.
Winemaking: In non-cooled stainless steel vats until January 2003. Then in new Nevers oak barrels for 13 months. Subsequent ageing in bottle until releasing in 2006.
Sold: This vintage will be commercialized during the year 2006.
Climate: Winter: Average with frequent frosts. Moderate rainfall. | Summer: Warm without important rains.
Harvest: 5th October. Unstable weather.

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