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MAIN Arrow to Wine Directory Wine Arrow to  Wines of Europe Europe Arrow to  Wines of SpainSpain Arrow to Wines of the Ribera del Duero region of Spain Ribera del Duero

bottles of Vega Sicilia and Pesquera wine from spain
Outstanding wines of the
region include Vega Sicilia
and Tinto Pesquera.

 

The winemaking tradition in this area goes back for centuries, when Benedictine monks from France came to this area in northern Spain to plant the first vines in the 11th century.

Wines in the Ribera del Duero are produced almost exclusively from red grapes. While the Albillo grape is the only white variety grown, white wines are mostly destined for local consumption. The principal grape used in production is the Tempranillo, a dark-skinned grape variety that forms the basis for some of the top wines from Spain and Portugal. 

Today, Ribera del Duero vineyards and bodegas (wine cellars) situated in the Castile and Leon wine region are currently gaining international recognition for two outstanding reds, Vega Sicilia and Pesquera.

Other red wines in the Ribera del Duero are also worth exploring... before they, too, join the ranks of trendy tasting-party offerings and develop prices to match!


More information about Ribera del Duero wines around the Web:


Ribera del Duero
- Wikipedia overview with information on regional history, geography and terroir, wine production and grape varieties including photos, related references and resources.

Vega Sicilia - One of the region's top wines reviewed by the Winedoctor.com, with a brief history and phases of production, plus wine tasting notes on a variety of vintages and more on Pesquera.

Tinto Pesquera - The official site featuring its history, details on the winemaking process, along with tasting notes, advice on food pairing, image gallery. In English and Spanish.

Wines from Ribera del Duero - Where to find them or buy them online from wine stores and shops throughout the US, UK and Switzerland.

 

also see -> Montilla Wineries | Rioja Wineries

 

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