For years now, DO Ribera del Duero has fascinated me. At face value it’s “simply” another one of the Tempranillo-dominated Denominations of Origin in Spain such as DO Toro, DO Cigales, and of course, DOC Rioja. In my mind it’s Rioja that’s the most famous of these, but despite its dominating Ribera del Duero in terms of: length of existence (1933 vs 1982), total hectares under vine (66,200 vs 23,500) as well as raw kilos of grapes produced (414 million vs 105 million), I would say that in a number […]

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