Spain's most prestigious region for red and white wine

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Welcome to Ribera y Rueda

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Spain’s most prestigious regions for red and white wines.

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Winemaking for Spain’s most prestigious wine regions for red and white wines began almost 2,000 years ago. It’s a wonder anyone would have thought to plant grapes in these regions of extreme temperatures, blisteringly hot summers, bitterly cold winters, rocky terrain, and high altitudes. 

The flag of Castilla y León bears images of castles and lions – the coat of arms commissioned by leaders centuries ago. But the presence of the many castles scattered throughout the region and the symbolic watchful eye of the lion has persisted. This symbolism represents the name of an expansive region and  a sense of purpose and prestige.

Winemaking dates back 2,000+ years and boasts a culture rich history.

Extreme growing conditions have made this the premier wine region for red and whites.

World-class winemakers moved to Rueda and Ribera del Duero to make the best red and white wines in Spain.

First appellation in Spain to receive the Designation of Origin for white wine.

TEMPRANILLO

TEMPRANILLO

VERDEJO

VERDEJO

TEMPRANILLO

VERDEJO

TEMPRANILLO

VERDEJO

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Castles dominate the landscape in these regions, a nod to the days of territorial control and protection, and they also serve as symbolic guards over the centuries-old vines along with the “newer” ones – 40 years old or more. So too the more recently planted ones.

The old vines wear the signs of age with their thick burly trunks, stalky vines, and orderly separation from their vineyard brethren. They are not to be trained and trestled. Instead, each stands alone, reaching deep for the water and nutrients below…

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Primary Grape: Tempranillo

Flavor Profile: Ripe, Muscular fruit flavors, structured with lively acidity, dark cherry, blackberry bramble, dried fig, vanilla and cassis create complex wines with aging structure

Spicebox: Includes black pepper, rosemary, sage, mushrooms, dark chocolate, anise, smoke, white truffle, piquant, umani-rich rotundone-dominant spices and with age – depth in forest, baking spices and leather

Soils: Chalk, stones, limestone and clay

Lookalike Regions
Napa, Bordeaux, Burgundy and Piedmont

Quality Standards

Regulatory Councils implement rigorous control processes that have the back labels on the bottles a standard of excellence. D.O. Ribera del Duero was officially named Designation of Origin by Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture in 1982.

Primary Grape: Verdejo

Flavor Profile: Ranges from elegant, graceful wines that are aromatic with citrus, stone fruit, lively acidity and white peach. Lees-aging combined with oak give bottle aging potential to young wines.

Spicebox: Highly aromatic herbs, perfumed, sharp, citrus-like spices, thai basil, turmeric, dill and coriander
which always combine well in vinaigrettes and punchy sauces over soft proteins and elegant fats.

Soils: Lime-rich, sandy clay and rocky soils.

Lookalike Regions
Loire, Sancerre, Chablis and Bordeaux.

Quality Standards

Regulatory Councils implement rigorous control processes that have the back labels on the bottles a standard of excellence. DO Rueda was officially named Designation of Origin by Spain’s Ministry of Agriculture in 1980,