Ribera Del Duero Wine

This region is located within Castilla y Leon and runs along the Duero River. The area concentrates mainly on red wines starring Tinto Fino (a.k.a. Tinto del Pais, a.k.a. Tempranillo). This is customarily blended with indigenous Garnacha and other Spanish-grown French grapes such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Malbec and Merlot. The only white grape produced is Albillo, which is mostly consumed locally. 

The area has been producing wines for many centuries, since the Roman era. Up until the 1970’s, bodega Vega Sicilia hogged most of the spotlight until the 1980’s when Alejandro Fernandez and his bodega Pesquera gained attention, with others cult favorites like Pingus and Abadia Retuerta soon to follow. Now the region consists of a mix of traditional wine-making to more modern experimentation as well as accessible, quality table wines. 
Age classifications: 
*Joven (“young”) wine refers to releases with little or no aging in barrel before bottling Read more »

Varietals Produced in Ribera Del Duero View all

  • Verdejo

    History of the grape: Verdejo has existed in the region for centuries, thought to have first been planted by the Moor...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Tempranillo

    History of the grape: Origins of Tempranillo are murky. It could be indigenous to the Spanish countryside, or it coul...

  • Furmint

    History of the grape: Exact details of Furmint’s origins are a bit murky. It is known that Hungarian King Bela IV ord...

  • Grand Noir

    Grand Noir de la Calmette or Grand Noir is a red grape created in 1855 by French grape breeder Henri Bouschet at his ...

  • Chardonnay

    British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...

Popular Wineries in Ribera Del Duero View all

  • Finca Villacreces

    Finca Villacreces benefits from its unique location where vineyards, woods and the tranquil ri...

  • Hacienda Monasterio

    Haclenda Monasterio was set up on a 113 hectares estate 70 of them with vineyards located betwee...

  • Dominio de Atauta

    One of the principle characteristics of Atauta is the great height of the vineyard situated at 95...

  • Bodegas Avelino Vegas

    There are several wineries that make up the group Avelino Vegas and all are located in a wine par...

  • Bodegas Arrocal

    In 2004 we finished constructing our premises in Gumiel-A Winery with the latest technical develo...

  • Cillar de Silos

    In Quintana de Pidio and Gumiel de Mercado rise the Cillar de Sillos vineyards, 48 hectares of t...

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Ribera Del Duero on Snooth

  • To close out an exciting weekend, we attended an opera yesterday - Florencia in ... Mata', which is from the Ribera Del Duero region of Spain.  The price was only $45 in the restaurant and it was wonderful.  In fact, the menu listed it as a 2012 vintage but they served us the 2011 vintage which had higher ratings on the Vinvino App of my iPhone... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines

  • Look at http://www.winerist.com/search/index/winetours?q=Rioja and http://www.winerist.com/search/index/winetours?q=Ribera+del+Duero%2C+Spain Read More

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  • Bodegas Barco de Piedra Tempranillo 2012


    Part of the tasting along with the Denier-Handal and the Marietta Cellars Petite Sirah..Liked this but preferred the Marietta Cellars. A great robust and to me everything a Tempranillo is. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • Crianza. Bodegas Protos 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by LetUsTaste

  • Viña Pedrosa Crianza 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by Teppo

  • Bodegas Aalto Sa Ribera del Duero Aalto 2009


    No written review

    Wine review by Teppo

  • Pesquera Ribera del Duero 2009


    "Will easily age for at least 10 more years" Read More

    Wine review by Nathan P

  • Senorio Sotillo Roble 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by ApelsecS

  • Monte del Conde Crianza Ribera del Duero 2010


    A Lot 18 Selection...just terrificdark and inky, every thing settled in and smooth, plum-cherry jam-oak and a bit of leather. Wasn't expecting anything this good. 2nd Day, just as good. Really seemed more of a Merlot to me, oak instead of the earth and mineral normally sensed in other Tempranillos. Read More

    Wine review by puhnner

  • A ridiculous number of trigger pullworthies in this new offering, many in their ... ... (Vega Sicilia) 2001 Ribera del Duero Alion is a project that was started by the famed Vega Sicilia estate in Ribera del Duero in 1986. The wine exhibits black fruit, expressive tannin and new oak influence. 2001 is noted as an exceptional vintage in Rioja a... Read More

    Forum post in the topic What have you bought lately?

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