Red Wines D.O. Ribera Del Duero
“A wine created to get excited” this is how D.O. Ribera del Duero welcomes people on their website. It is one of the most renowned Denominations of Spain. They dispose of a huge territory extension to cultivate vineyards, 25000 hectares. We ubicate D.O. Ribera del Duero on Castilla and León región between Valladolid, Burgos, Segovia and Soria. This zone is influenced by the continental climate due to their altitude that goes from 720 to 1100 meters. They suffer very dry summers, long winters with low rainfalls. Moreover, their termical oscillation it is very pronounced. The sum of these facts they obtain high quality grapes with thick skin and a perfect and slow maturation.
Which type of red wines does D.O. Ribera del Duero offer?
The D.O. Ribera del Duero red wines are very varied according to their aging. We can find young red fruity wines, Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva that are known to have an elevate aromatical complexity, power and are equilibrated inside the mouth. The wine producers of this zone are following the legacy that was born some centuries ago. They are trying to take benefit from the perfect combination between climate and geology that is found on this territory. Over time they adapted and innovated to keep producing the best red wine of D.O. Ribera del Duero. They use some special grape type varieties like Tempranillor, which is the most representative one of this Denomination. They also cultivate Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbe and Black Garnatxa.
Which wineries highlight from D.O. Ribera del Duero?
The unique personality that can be found on every D.O. Ribera del Duero wine because of the large list of wine cellars and wineries that Ribera del Duero has. All of them are well known but La Vinateria selects the best red wines of this zone: Aalto, Alión, Carramimbre, Hermanos Sastre, Vega Sicilia, Tarsus, Emilio Moro, Pago de Carraovejas, Pago de los Capellanes, Pagos de Anguix and Protos.