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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  • Verdejo

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

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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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  • Finca Villacreces

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

  • Bodegas Emina

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

  • Cillar de Silos

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

  • Bodegas Reyes

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

  • 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...

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Ribera Del Duero on Snooth

  • Embocadero Ribera del Duero 2010


    No written review

    Wine review by mepatton

  • Bodegas Matarromera Melior Ribera del Duero 2010


    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


    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

  • You want to increase your collection of Cabs? Or expand to other wines? You ... ... for a 2005 Reserva from Ribera del Duero in Spain - Bodegas Recoletas. It's 15.99 a bottle. Just tell them to hold it until the weather is better. For the price of a single bottle of Dunn, you get four bottles of a wine that is guaranteed to age and develop an... Read More

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  • Bodega Emina Ribera del Duero Crianza 1999


    Very good wine for the price that you pay. Read More

    Wine review by Emeneses13

  • R de Bardos Ars Romántica 2006


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    Wine review by Austinista

  • Pesquera Ribera del Duero Tinto 2009


    Excellent wine! Read More

    Wine review by KrPoll

  • Welcome Dave. You said:.I don't know if this is because I been fortunate in ... but in Rioja and Navarra and Ribera del Duero, the aging is one year in cask. The cask can be new or old and it can be oak or another wood, although 99.9% use oak, and in Rioja at least, it can be any size so it doesn't have to be the 225 liter barrel you imagine. I... Read More

    Forum post in the topic Accidental Wine Entusiast

  • Bodegas Penafiel Miros de Ribera Reserva Tempranillo 2004


    This expressive red offers berry, spice, tobacco and cedar notes on a lithe frame, with firm tannins and bright acidity. Shows good density, yet remains vibrant and focused, in the traditional style. Drink now through 2016. 2,200 cases made. Read More

    Wine review by TimCal

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