The geographical area occupies four provinces: The largest number of municipalities belongs to Burgos, with 58, followed by Valladolid, with 19, six in the province of Soria, and 4 in Segovia. The Duero Valley is located approximately 850 m. above sea level, with temperatures reaching 40ºC during the day and dropping substantially at night. While these extreme conditions allow for only one season of development and growth per year, a great part of the success of Ribera del Duero is due to the grape variety Tempranillo La Riojan, which adapts to these conditions to produce fruity, full-bodied, colorful wines.
The D.O. Ribera del Duero is known for its fine production of red and blush wines.
Grape Varieties Used:
Tinta del País, Cabernet Sauvignon, Garnacha Tinta, Malbec, Merlot, and Albillo
(Principal Variety: Tinta del País, which comes from the same trunk as the Tempranillo)