Spanish Wines from Regions You Need to Know - Ribera del Duero

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RIBERA DEL DUERO

In North Central Spain, in the Province of Valladolid, Castile and León, lies Rioja’s rival as Spain’s leading red wine producer. Only awarded DO status in 1982 the region grew rapidly at the end of the 20th Century, producing luscious, age-worthy Tinto Fino (Tempranillo) wines of superstar status. The Duero river is Portugal’s Douro, a source of great wines. The famous Vega Sicilia is part of Ribera del Duero, though predates the DO status.

Condado de Oriza Roble, DO Ribera del Duero, Spain - Delicious Tempranillo based red, and ideal entry point for this superb wine region. Value

Viña Mayor, Tinto Roble, DO Ribera del Duero, Spain – Powerful, deep and fruit driven Ribera than would go well with grilled meats. Award winning wine

Dominio de Cair, Cair Crianza, DO Ribera del Duero, Spain - Consistently producing some of the top wines in Spain's Ribera del Duero, a truly world class Tempranillo. Decanter WWA - Silver 90/100, Jancis Robinson 17/20