Ribera del Duero: successful revolution undergone
It is virtually impossible today not to mention the DO Ribera de Duero in the wine landscape of Spain. Since the Consejo regulador of the wine district was created in 1982 with 5 mainstream wineries onboard, over 200 can be counted in 2018. There is no other area in Spain that has been so much emulated with the same whopping development.
Despite a very rural, flat landscape with numerous flat top hills sunbathed by torching temperatures in daylight summer, we are genuinely intrigued by the unique quietness emanating from what you see, even from the unseen.
The spotlights cities of Castile and Leon Valladolid, Segovia, Burgos and Soria, then the smaller ones San Estéban de Gormaz in the east to Quintanilla de Onésimo in the west.
The Duero valley's climate combines continental influences with extreme winter cold as well as other Mediterranean characteristics, such as hot and dry summers.