Ribera del Duero

Ribera del Duero was established as D.O. (“Denominación de Origen“) in 1982 and has since produced some of the most respectable red wines of Spain. This was the first region to unleash the red winemaking potential of the Duero Valley. Moreover, it has grown significantly during the last twenty years to rival Rioja in terms of prestige and reputation providing welcomed diversity at the top end of the Spanish wine spectrum (think about Vega Sicilia, Pingus or our distributed winery Pago de Carraovejas).

Ribera del Duero’s vineyards are situated to the north and south of the river Duero which runs from east to west though its middle. The region is located about 100 miles northwest of Madrid and it is influenced mostly by a Continental climate, with warm summers and long cold winters. Moreover, the high altitude of the vineyards is a significant quality factor for winemaking in this region: most vineyards are located at 750-800 metres above sea level.

Ribera del Duero has 3 “unofficial” sub-regions: Burgos, Soria and Valladolid (there are also vineyards in the Segovia province, but not many registered wineries there). Close to the river Duero mud and clay soils dominate, while in the open field in vineyards away from the river there is more predominance of sandy and limestone soils.

The ageing classification for wines in Ribera del Duero is as follows: “Tinto Joven” with no oak ageing or below 12 months. “Tinto Crianza” with a minimum period of 24 months of oak barrel and bottle ageing, of which at least a year has to be in oak barrels. “Tinto Reserva“, with a minimum 36 month period of oak barrel and bottle ageing, of which at least a year has to be in oak barrels. “Tinto Gran Reserva” , with a minimum 60 month period of oak barrel and bottle ageing, of which at least 24 months has to be in oak barrels.



Wines from this Region

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Pago de Carraovejas Reserva de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Pago de Carraovejas Reserva 2011 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Pago de Carraovejas

Variety Tempranillo,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot

Type Red

£29.99

inc VAT
Valdebonita Albillo de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in the UK

Valdebonita Albillo 2015

Region VT Castilla y León

Producer Rudeles

Variety Albillo

Type White

£10.79

inc VAT
Rudeles 23 Ribera del Duero de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Rudeles 23 2013 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Rudeles

Variety Tempranillo,
Garnacha

Type Red

£11.29

inc VAT
Carmelo Rodero 9 meses Ribera del Duero de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Carmelo Rodero 9 meses 2014 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Carmelo Rodero

Variety Tempranillo

Type Red

£13.29

inc VAT
Rudeles Finca la Nacion 2008 de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in the UK

Rudeles Finca la Nacion 2008 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Rudeles

Variety Tempranillo,
Garnacha

Type Red

£21.49

inc VAT
Carmelo Rodero Crianza 2011 Ribera del Duero de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in the UK

Carmelo Rodero Crianza 2013 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Carmelo Rodero

Variety Tempranillo,
Cabernet Sauvignon

Type Red

£17.99

inc VAT
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Carmelo Rodero Reserva 2012 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Carmelo Rodero

Variety Tempranillo,
Cabernet Sauvignon

Type Red

£24.49

inc VAT
Carmelo Rodero Pago de Valtarrena Ribera del Duero de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Carmelo Rodero Pago de Valtarreña 2012 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Carmelo Rodero

Variety Tempranillo

Type Red

£29.99

inc VAT
Vega Sicilia Valbuena de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Vega Sicilia Tinto Valbuena 5 2009 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Vega Sicilia

Variety Tempranillo,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot

Type Red

£110.00

inc VAT
Vega Sicilia Alion de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Vega Sicilia Alión Reserva 2011 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Alión (Vega Sicilia)

Variety Tempranillo

Type Red

£68.90

inc VAT
Pago de Carraovejas Anejon de Vinos The Spanish Wine Specialist in London & the UK

Pago de Carraovejas El Anejón 2010 Ribera del Duero

Region Ribera del Duero

Producer Pago de Carraovejas

Variety Tempranillo,
Cabernet Sauvignon,
Merlot

Type Red

£79.90

inc VAT