Ribera del Duero

Ribera del Duero

41° 40' 00" N


3° 43' 00" W




about this subregion

Ribera del Duero, one of Spain's most celebrated wine regions, is nestled along the banks of the Duero River in the heart of the Iberian Peninsula. This subregion is renowned for its exceptional winemaking environment, which combines a unique terroir, a continental climate, and centuries of winemaking tradition.

The Ribera del Duero subregion boasts a diverse landscape that includes rolling hills, rocky soils, and vineyards situated at altitudes ranging from 700 to 1,000 meters above sea level. This challenging environment, characterized by extreme temperature fluctuations between day and night, contributes to the development of robust and expressive wines.

The primary grape variety of Ribera del Duero is Tempranillo, locally known as Tinto Fino or Tinta del País. This grape thrives in the region's stony soils and benefits from the diurnal temperature variations, resulting in wines with intense fruit flavors and firm tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are also grown here, adding complexity and structure to the blends.

For white wine enthusiasts, Ribera del Duero offers the Albillo Mayor grape variety. Although less common than its red counterparts, Albillo Mayor produces aromatic and refreshing white wines, balancing the region's red wine dominance.

Ribera del Duero's exceptional environment and diverse grape varieties create a tapestry of wines, known for their deep color, bold character, and an unmistakable expression of the region's terroir. This subregion continues to captivate wine lovers with its unique combination of tradition and innovation, making it a must-visit destination for wine enthusiasts worldwide.


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Discover Terroir

Ribera del Duero is a prestigious wine region located in the Duero river basin in Castilla y León, Spain.

The climate in Ribera del Duero is Mediterranean, but it is known for its continental characteristics, including hot and dry summers, long and harsh winters, and low rainfall. Despite these harsh conditions, the grapes grown in this region are of extraordinary quality. They are small in size, have thick skin, and mature slowly and late, resulting in wines with intense flavors and aromas.

The vineyards of Ribera del Duero are situated at altitudes ranging from 720 to 1,100 meters, where the soils have been shaped over time by nature. These soils are characterized by layers of silty or clayey sand, with alternating layers of limestone and calcareous concretions. These exceptional soil characteristics contribute to the unique and complex flavors of Ribera del Duero wines.


Most Planted Red Grape Varieties: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot

Most Planted White Grape Varieties: Albillo Mayor

Nestled in the heart of Spain, the Ribera del Duero wine region enchants wine enthusiasts with a captivating selection of red and white wines, each bearing the hallmark of the region's sun-drenched vineyards and deep winemaking heritage.

Red wines reign supreme in Ribera del Duero, with Tempranillo taking the spotlight as the undisputed star. Known locally as "Tinta del País" or "Tinto Fino," Ribera del Duero Tempranillo wines boast a deep garnet hue and a tantalizing bouquet of ripe dark fruits, vanilla, and spices. On the palate, these wines dazzle with their rich, full-bodied character, well-integrated tannins, and a harmonious balance that lingers long after the last sip.

While reds may dominate, white wines hold their own in Ribera del Duero, with Albillo being a cherished grape variety. Closely linked to the region's history, Albillo wines showcase a pale golden hue and an inviting aroma of citrus, white flowers, and tropical fruits. These refreshing whites delight with their crisp acidity and a delightful minerality, making them a delightful accompaniment to local delicacies and a welcome reprieve on warm summer days.

As the sun-kissed vineyards yield grapes of exceptional quality, Ribera del Duero winemakers craft wines that embody the passion for the vine, the dedication to tradition, and the artistry of blending old and new techniques. Whether savoring the allure of Tempranillo or reveling in the freshness of Albillo, each bottle tells a story of Ribera del Duero's timeless allure and its unwavering commitment to producing wines that are a true reflection of the land and its people.

Raise your glass to Ribera del Duero, where the spirit of winemaking flows with the rhythm of the Duero River, and the legacy of excellence is etched in every drop.