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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  • 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 ...

  • Furmint

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

  • 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...

Popular Wineries in Ribera Del Duero View all

  • Pago de los Capellanes

    Pago de los Capellanes is located near the village of Pedrosa de Duero, nestled deep in the heart...

  • Finca Villacreces

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

  • Bodegas Avelino Vegas

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

  • Bodegas Arrocal

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

  • Bodegas Rodero

    Coming from a family of viticultores of the riverside place of Pedrosa of Duero, Burgos, Carmelo ...

  • Bodegas Emina

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

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Ribera Del Duero on Snooth

  • Bodegas Arzuaga Navarro la Planta Ribera del Duero 2007


    i LOVE this wine! it's my favorite spanish wine- i was amazed by the complexity and depth of flavors. can't beat it for the price! Read More

    Wine review by MFernand

  • Vega Sicilia Unico 1989


    Huh, minkä hintainen viini... Appiukolla oli sitä pullo kaapissaan, nautimme sen sunnuntailounaalla lampaan kera. Voimakas mutta maukas viini, joka kyllä kaipasi lihaseuralaisen. Ei siis sovellu tissutteluun. Read More

    Wine review by Outi

  • Bodegas Cachopa Ribera del Duero Tinto Barrica 2003


    had an oxidized bottle. smelled good but tasted like vinegar Read More

    Wine review by aronowm2

  • Miguel Torres a Ribera Duero Celeste Blue Castilla Y Leon 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by Hawk

  • Pradorey 2006


    Decent color. Fairly tight nose but hints of tobacco, cherry, smoke. Full bodied with good mouthfeel. Falls a bit short on the midpalate. Smooth tannins, nice fruit. Falls between a new world fruit bomb and old work red. Might go better with food. Read More

    Wine review by jdepetrillo

  • Bodegas Y Viñedos Alión Ribera del Duero Reserva 1999


    PI. Rubi escuro, com bastante sedimentos mas brilhante. Nariz fresco, lembrando esmalte, aceto balsâmico, cereja, morangos, com um floral sutil. Ao contrário da Jancis, não notei nada que remetesse a aromas animais. Fruta limpa e fresca, alta acidez, pimenta branca, taninos numerosos e finos. Apesar de não ser dos mais elegantes, tem a personali... Read More

    Wine review by vinho

  • Bodegas Torremorón Crianza 2006


    After decanting and letting it breath a bit I pour my glass. The wine is a beautiful, bright violet/garnet color. The nose is a little red currant, cherry and mint with a good touch of old-world earthiness that I enjoy in my wines. The wine is medium bodied, good tannins and acidity delivering juicy raspberries and producing an "Ahhhh" of pleasure. Read More

    Wine review by tmpape

  • Pago de Los Capellanes Tinto Joven 2006


    No written review

    Wine review by tveez

  • Pesquera Vintage 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Halo21

  • Condado Haza 2005


    No written review

    Wine review by Halo21

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