Cards of Wine

Ribera del Duero (Spain)

Ribera del Duero is a wine region located along the Spanish Duero river.

Profile

Tempranillo based Ribera del Duero wines generally has more Body, more Tannins, and more Acidity than Tempranillo based Rioja wines:

Body
Tannins
Fruit
Acidity

Flavors

Red Cherry. Raspberry. Blueberry.
Plum. Dried Fig.
Herbs. Anise. Spice. Minerality.
Oaked. Leather, Tobacco. Cocoa. Toast. Vanilla.

Favorite Food Pairing

Grand Reserva:
Grilled Suckling Lamb (Lechazo).
Grilled Suckling Pig.
Grilled Lamb Chops.
Manchego Cheese.

Reserva:
Roasted Meat. Lamb. Pork. Poultry.
Mushroom Dishes.

Crianza:
Roasted Meat. Lamb. Pork. Poultry.
Grilled Salmon.
Casseroles.

Unoaked:
Tapas. Pizza.
Cold Cuts.
Soft Cheese.

  Serving temperatures:
  16-17°C (61-63°F)

Tempranillo

The majority of Ribera del Duero wines are 100 percent Tempranillo.

Some producers successfully blend in Bordeaux varieties.

A small amount of rosado wine is also made in the region.

About

Ribera del Duero

Ribera del Duero is one of Spain's top red wine regions. The name translates as (river) banks of Duero.

The vineyards flank the Duero River and stretches up to limestone cliffs that rises between 700 and 1,000 meters above sea level.

Denominación de Origen (DO)

Cosecha

Unoaked Ribera del Duro.

Crianza

Minimum 24 months aging. One year in barrel.

Reserva

Minimum 36 months aging. One year in barrel.

Gran Reserva

Minimum 48 months aging. Two years in barrel.