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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  • 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...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

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

  • 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 ...

  • Verdejo

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

  • Chardonnay

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

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  • Bodegas Arrocal

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

  • Valdubón

    The vineyard is located in the northern plateau of the Iberian Peninsula on the banks of the Duer...

  • Bodegas Protos

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

  • Cillar de Silos

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

  • Martin Berdugo

    A small bodega in Aranda de Duero, in the heart of the Ribera del Duero. We visited in Septembe...

  • Finca Villacreces

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

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  • ...she's not as much of a Syrah fan as I.It would be hard to find anyone ... ... two nights, I drank Ribera del Duero wines.  Both were good, both were very cheap. Both were 2012 and Robles.  First night was Vina Arnaiz.  I've had that wine before.  Definitely some oak tannins, nice fruit, some tobacco notes, a decent beam of acidity for Temp... Read More

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  • Diodoro Autor Ribera del Duero Bodegas Pascual 2004


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  • RBA-Sounds and looked like fun. Which wine was the favorite? Today I made ... lovely 2005 Emina Atio from Ribera del Duero. It was very tasty. Blackcherry, leather, minerality, great structure and complexity. Long finish. Paired great with the hardy Paella. The 2009 Liquid Sky was had earlier in the day.&nbs Read More

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  • MJ - There was no general agreement that one particular wine was a favorite. ...  That bottle from Ribera del Duero should be good.  I've really enjoyed wines from that region in Spain.SH - I've enjoyed a few Shiraz wines from Australia; sounds like you found a nice on Read More

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  • Amour & EM - Those chardonnay wines look and surely taste nice.Today would ... Manso "Ceres" from Ribera Del Duero) for myself.  I had a second glass with my meal of chorizo (the house special), this one being a nice Bordeaux called 'Excellence de Senailhac 'Superieur', 2010'.  I loved this Merlot blend very much and I highly recommend it.Alas... Read More

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  • Just picked up my Invino shipment of the 2007 Valduero Reserva from FedEx this ... these lovely wines from the Ribera del Duero region sit a bit, but hey, we wanted to taste this wine.  I bought these upon the recommendation of MJET, who noticed them and remembered that during our recent Cuba vacation, we drank a bottle of the 2009 Valduero Cr... Read More

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  • Valtravieso Crianza 2013


    Soft, inviting and fruity on the nose, this brings a mix of red fruit notes of strawberry, cherry and raspberry along with a touch of smoke and savory bouillon. Dry and earthy on the palate with oak and black olive set against cranberry and strawberry fruit, this has plenty of structure and earth on the finish, dropping all fruit to the backgrou... Read More

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  • Valdehermoso Crianza D.O. Ribera del Duero 2011


    Nice dry wine Read More

    Wine review by bobvree

  • Valdehermoso Crianza D.O. Ribera del Duero 2011


    Beautiful Dark Purple color. Low acid, dry with long finish. Bouquet of blue cheese, oak, fruit. Read More

    Wine review by icbang

  • Conde de San Cristobal Ribera del Duero 2013


    rich and sweet on both nose and palate! Read More

    Wine review by Dennis Lim

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