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Ribera del Duero

The DO area in the north of Spain Castile and Leon stretches along the Duero River (which subsequently crosses the Portuguese border and is called Douro there) over a length of over a hundred kilometers. The area is characterized by its different sizes soil types, which also results in a variety of wine styles and qualities. The vineyards cover 18,600 hectares of vineyards, mostly in the highlands between 750 and 850 meters above sea level. The climate is characterized by very hot temperatures of up to 40 ° C during the day and a drop of up to 15 ° C at night. These strong fluctuations in temperature or the nocturnal rest phase have a very positive effect on the nutrient uptake and acidity of the grapes.

The red wine varieties Tinta del País ( Tempranillo ) Garnacha Tinta. Cabernet Sauvignon. Merlot and Malbec ( Cot ), as well as the white wine variety Albillo de Nava ( Verdejo ). The best red wines are good Riojas qualitatively nothing, even if they taste completely different. They are mainly made from Tinta del País (75%) and in most cases in small oak barrels. The rosé wines are mostly made from Garnacha Tinta, the white wines from Albillo that are not approved as DO. The DO areas are west of Ribera del Duero Cigales. Rueda and Toro, Well-known producers in the Ribera del Duero area Alejandro Fernández, Alión (Vega Sicilia), Alto Sotillo. Arrocal. Arzuaga Navarro, Balbás, Briego, Condado de Haza, Dehesa de los Canónigos, Dominio de Atauta. Dominio de Pingus. ébano, Emilio Moro, Emina. Finca Villacreces Imperial Ismael Arroyo. Matarromera. Monasterio. Monteabellón. Pago de los Capellanes, Peñalba López, Pérez Pascuas. Telmo Rodríguez, Santa Eulalia, Valdubón, Valtravieso, Vega Sicilia. Veredes - Fercyser. Viña Mayor, Viña Pedrosa and Winner wines,

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