Ribera del Duero is a wine region in Spain with a long and rich history. Viticulture in the region dates back to Roman times. In the 12th century, the first cellars were dug out and in the 15th century the first regulations were drawn up to control the production and trade of wine. In 1982, the Designation of Origin Ribera del Duero was officially created.
Ribera del Duero is one of Spain's most famous wine regions. The region's wines are made from the Tempranillo grape, which has a unique flavour determined by the region's soil and climate. The soil of the vineyards consists of sand and pebbles, which is ideal for the Tempranillo grape. The climate of Ribera del Duero is characterised by large temperature contrasts between summer and winter, even between day and night. These temperature contrasts give the Tempranillo grape a full and intense flavour.
Wines from Ribera del Duero are known for their ripe fruit aromas, such as cherries, blackberries and plums. The wines are also often spicy and have a soft tannic flavour. Wines from Ribera del Duero can be served with a wide range of dishes, such as meat, fish and poultry.
The wines from Ribera del Duero are among the most acclaimed in the world. The wines can regularly be found in the top lists of wine critics. The wines from Ribera del Duero are highly recommended for wine lovers.