Ribera Del Duero Wine Map

  1. Wine Map Of Ribera Del Duero
  2. Ribera Del Duero Wine Region Map
  3. Ribera Del Duero Wine Region Map

The Ribera del Duero Wine Route offers rosé wines, young reds and young oak-aged wines as well as crianza, reserva and gran reserva categories... Different presentations in the bottle, but with one common denominator: the Tempranillo grape. This local variety is typical of the Ribera del Duero area and endows these wines with the colour, aroma and body that make them so special. Together with Tempranillo, the Regulatory Board allows other varieties: red grapes such as Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Garnacha Tinta, and the only authorised white grape, Albillo. These six varieties of grape give these wines a unique and unmistakable flavour and strength, and guarantee quality in every bottle.The wine route covers a total of 23,000 hectares of vineyards, in an area that produces almost 50 million litres of wine each year.

Couple with glasses of Ribera del Duero wine©Protos
Oct 29 2019

This wine map of Ribera del Duero has been designed by Quentin Sadler and Wine Scholar Guild to illustrate the Spanish Wine Scholar ™ study & certification program. This map is made available for individuals to use for their own learning and edification. 4898 Broadway, NY, NY 212.567.5500 MAP. BROWSE BY COUNTRY. BROWSE BY VARIETAL. BROWSE BY STYLE. BROWSE BY PRICE. WINES: SPAIN: Ribera del Duero. Vega Sicilia is by far the most prestigious wine estate in Ribera del Duero, and perhaps in all of Spain, with an almost. ADD TO CART ADD TO LIST. Ribera del Duero. Wines are classified as much for their longevity as their grape quality, and Ribera del Duero produces some extremely well-aging wines. The aging requirements for Ribera del Duero are the same used in Rioja. Wines labelled as 'Crianza' must age two years with 12 months in oak. 'Reserva' wines must be aged at least three years with at least 12.

Ribera del Duero Wine Region Map Located in Castilla y Leon, halfway between Bilbao and Madrid, Ribera del Duero is a vast and arid fine wine region punctuated with Crusader castles and mile after mile of vineyards.

Wine Map Of Ribera Del Duero

Ribera Del Duero Wine Region Map


Ribera Del Duero Wine Region Map

Castilla y León is the political name of this area, but most of the greatest wines are from vineyards around the Duero River. Indeed Spain’s most famed winery, Vega Sicilia, anchors the DO known as Ribera del Duero (meaning, the “banks of the River Duero”), fueled by the ubiquitous Tempranillo grape, Spain’s most planted red. The Duero River travels 460 miles from high in the Sistema Ibérico, forms part of the border between Spain and Portugal and then empties into the Atlantic at Oporto, a town that gives its name to a famous Portuguese fortified wine.

The table wines grown along its banks are nearly as intense as Port but are far more practical at the table. Roasted lamb and goat are genius here, and the cold Atlantic seems far away in climate and cuisine. Though many of the vineyards have only a gentle, round contour, this is high elevation viticulture: days are warm or even hot; nights are cold. Ripening is slowed; the wines become rich and ripe but hang on to their dusty, astringent structure. The less expensive wines are for immediate, delicious drinking; the top wines (Vega Sicilia, Pingus, Pesquera and many others) can last decades.

The region’s success have seen vineyards expand, and now names such as Sardón del Duero, Arribes, Arlanza, Cigales and other seeming satellites are garnering well-deserved attention. Rosés have been Cigales’ mainstay, but the Tempranillo grape has more to say, it would seem.

Tempranillo shines even more brightly in Toro; if the name conjures bulls, it’s a region making powerful, even massive wines. Subtlety is not Toro’s strong suit, but lovers of internationally styled wines are embracing the region’s hard charging reds. On the other side of the Duero River, the Rueda DO has claimed its own international spotlight with the Verdejo grape, offering a white wine likened to (and occasionally blended with) Sauvignon Blanc. But it owns its own unique citrus aromas and pear texture and flavors.