Ribera del Duero to shine a light on their whites

by  |  01-08-2019

The Boletín Oficial del Estado (Spanish State Bulletin) isn’t light reading. There are sticky gobs of technical announcements for absolutely all facets of the government but, if one is willing to hone in on the “Ministerio de Agricultura, Pesca y Alimentación” (Ministry of Agriculture, Fishing, and Food), it’s where all the latest wine information is announced. Why? Well, because once announced, it’s officially law as per royal decree in the Cortes Generales–blessed be those European kingdoms that still remain. This is why it came to pass on July 27th that DO Ribera del Duero had some changes to their organizational specifications or the pliego de condiciones announced in the bulletin. Once you get past all the requirement preamble, there were essentially three items of note. The first was that you can now use either the term rosado or clarete on the label to indicate a rosé wine whereas previously it […]
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