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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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Chardonnay

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

  • 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 ...

Popular Wineries in Ribera Del Duero View all

  • Bodegas Emina

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

  • Bodegas Reyes

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

  • 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...

  • Dominio de Atauta

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

  • Bodegas Protos

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

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Ribera Del Duero on Snooth

  • Ardal Reserva Seleccion Especial 2010

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    An interesting wine. A very subdued entry of unsweetened black fruit introduces this wine to the palatefruit is detectable, but is not syrupy fruit-bomb fruit. Then some very serious tannin. I want to say that this wine is light on acid, but, on the other hand, Im not sure that more acid would improve it. It is a remarkably easy to drink wine. Read More

    Wine review by EMark


  • Bodega Virgin de las Vinas Ribera del Duero Tierra Aranda 2014

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    Light on the nose. Rich red fruit with good acidity and a smooth drying finish. Read More

    Wine review by RandyFisher


  • Vega Sicilia Unico Reserva Especial Release 2008

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    No written review

    Wine review by Canaves


  • Bodegas Resalte de Penafiel Gran Resalte 2001

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    The wine is rich ruby color in the glass with great clarity. The nose presents pleasant aromas of blackberry, ripe plum, leather and tobacco. The taste is simply breathtaking, a building crescendo of black fruit at the outset, blackberry, plum and cherry that transitions effortlessly to some meaty notes of mocha and dark chocolate midpalate. ... Read More

    Wine review by jtryka


  • D: Criminal law is not an interest of big firms, except white collar.  ... be buying cheap bottles of Ribera del Duero, just because I love a bargai Read More

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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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    Wine review by martins2002


  • 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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