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. 
 
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  • 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 ...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • Chardonnay

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

  • Verdejo

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

  • Furmint

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

  • Tempranillo

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

Popular Wineries in Ribera Del Duero View all

  • Bodegas Arrocal

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

  • Bodegas Reyes

    Bodegas Reyes was founded in 1994 by Juan José and Luis Reyes with their father Teofilo as Techni...

  • Bodegas Protos

    The company's rapid growth brought about the problem of lack of space for the first time and the ...

  • Bodegas Avelino Vegas

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

  • Bodegas Emina

    In order to produce the Emina wines, the grape has been carefully selected from the very best est...

  • Hacienda Monasterio

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

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Ribera Del Duero on Snooth

  • Bodegas Montebaco Tempranillo Blend Ribera del Duero Semele Crianza 2010

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    The wine is a nice ruby color in the glass, bright and clear. The nose is very earthy, with a burst of green grass, fresh herbs and oak overlaid with a hint of tar. The taste is really nice and easy drinking, making it a great wine to pair with a variety of dishes. The taste is not as fruit forward as many other examples I've seen, just a hin... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • No need to Abandon CA Cabernet Al...you just might try experimenting with some ... ... to point you. Rioja and Ribera del Duero are good regions to start with.&nbs Read More

    Forum post in the topic Weekend Wines


  • Bodegas Valsardo Ribera del Duero Reserva Superior 2001

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    Big and beautiful. It opens up for hours upon hours. I drank this over the course of about 5 hours and each sip opened up new flavor nuances. This is a very well made and complex wine. It was a WTSO.com purchase. Read More

    Wine review by stephen2208


  • I'm 34 yrs old and have been working in the restaurant industry for the ... interests in wine include Ribera Del Duero, Clare Valley Riesling, wines of New England and Long Island, NY, Austrian reds like St. Laurent and Blaufränkisch, beautiful red Burgundies both delicate and deep structured styles, Tuscan Sangiovese and anything that is bang... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Be gentle. It's my first time.


  • NG and Jon - I think you've tried the wrong Syrah. It's far more ... ... even grown right outside of Ribera del Duero and I'm sure you wouldn't say that's one-dimensional! In fact, I'd be surprised if anyone could identify it blind as Syrah, and if one wants to talk about terroir, that's the conversation - it should trump the grape and the win... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Is it time for the Tasting of...


  • Ribera del Duero Torremoron 2012

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    Beautiful on the nose with violet and chocolate accents framing bright, slightly wild huckleberry and blackberry fruit underlane with some smoky mineral accents. Zesty on entry and edgy with youthful freshness, this delivers a mouth filling, slightly spice palate full of wild blueberry, black cherry, and blackberry fruit. theres a nice edge to ... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Valdubón Ribera del Duero Cosecha 2012

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    Dark violet, blueberry and earthy black plummy fruit greets the nose along with streaks of licorice and medicinal spice. Tight, focused and just a bit tart on entry, this open nicely on the palate featuring soft, almost plush fruit underpinned with firm, slight rustic tannins. Theres some nice fruit here, blueberry and plum toned, but the emergi... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Mibal Tinto Ribera del Duero 2011

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    Very floral and a bit stinky on the nose with some slightly signs of reduction. Vigorous swirling helps clear the nose revealing a little passion fruit framed black fruit with notes of gravel, pomegranate seeds and dried beef adding nuance. Fairly large scaled one entry, this shows a fine blend of polish and perfume in the mouth. Still a touch r... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Condado de Haza Ribera del Duero 2007

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    Funky and leathery, and with a bit of ass in the glass this smells great. Sure its going to be a polarizing wine but life would suck without wines that smell like this in the mix. Theres surprising freshness here as well with smoke and coffee accents framing a core of spicy blackberry and almost strawberry toned fruit that picks up hints of ch... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Vizcarra Senda del Oro Ribera del Duero 2012

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    Dark, focused and complex on the nose with aromas of tart plum and black raspberry joined by nuanced violet, macerated herb, and earthy licorice aromas. Youthfully tense in the mouth, this sits a bit low on the tongue, showing restrained power with a chewy mouthful of earthy dark plum skin, black cherry and mineral flavors. Almost a bit salty on... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


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