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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 Reyes

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

  • Bodegas Avelino Vegas

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

  • Bodegas Protos

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

  • Bodegas Emina

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

  • Bodegas Arrocal

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

  • 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

  • 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 Haza 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


  • Viña Pedrosa Crianza Ribera del Duero 2009

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    Powerful aromas of ink, oak, violets, medicinal herbs and dried plummy fruits greet the nose with hints of peppery spice and a leathery edge. Powerful and dense in the mouth,this has already developed a rather supple texture, though with plenty of tannic heft still filling the mouth. The spice notes, subtly floral and medicinal toned emerge earl... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Yeah but you had them at Christmas with cookies and eggnog and too much food in ... ... wine, particularly from Ribera del Duero or Toro, something with Bobal, Monastrell, Sagrantino, Zinfandel, Aglianico, Cab Franc, Nebbiolo, Sangiovese, Xinomavro or Carignan.Or something els Read More

    Forum post in the topic Pinot Noir anyone?


  • Embocadero Ribera del Duero 2010

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    Wine review by mepatton


  • Bodegas Matarromera Melior Ribera del Duero 2010

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    A decent drinking wine for after work or paired with a lighter meat. Not heavy at all. Soft, rounded flavours that don't bite you on the way down. Pleasant. Read More

    Wine review by jdanfitz2


  • Garcia Viadero Blanco de Albillo 2012

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    This albillo wine is an interesting one. Research indicates that there are ... ... pasta. FYI: I read that the Ribera Del Duero doesn't actually allow for white wines so this wine is instead classified as a "vino de la tierra", or "land wine". Read More

    Wine review by JenniferT


  • Bodegas Valduero Ribera del Duero Reserva 2005

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    Wine review by nnunez


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