Bodegas Alion, Ribera del Duero 2018
Alion is the sibling to Vega Sicilia located 10 miles away from the Vega Winery. Whereas Vega Sicilia is Ribera del Duero, but with a flavor and feel that stands out more than anything else, it is Alion that is the quintessential Ribera del Duero wine. It is 100% Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) and conveys the elegance of the area. 2018 is what they called an "Atlantic Influenced" year - which aided by cool winds gives the wine a lean-fruited structure, lots of fragrance, and a finish that lasts for decades.