The Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin

THE RIBERA DEL DUERO DESIGNATION OF ORIGIN

The winemaking history of the Ribera del Duero goes back at least as far as the Roman era, 2,000 years ago, although the replantings of the medieval era were a time of impetus for the vine. Throughout the centuries, vinegrowing guided the life of the villages and monasteries, until the area saw its recognition grow with the formal recognition of the D.O. in 1982.

The region's continental climate, with long, cold winters, and very large range in temperatures between day and night, has the effect of slowing down the lifecycle of the vine and favouring balance in the grapes. As a result, the fruit of the Ribera del Duero is exceptionally high in quality, key to achieving the elegance and contemporary style that defines the wines of Bodegas Viña Mayor.

PRODUCTION AREA

THE KINGDOM OF TINTA FINA

The D.O. Ribera del Duero covers a swathe of land 115km in length along the middle section of the course of the Duero River, falling within four provinces: Burgos, Soria, Segovia and Valladolid. It is a land with an extreme continental climate, which has a decisive effect on the qualities of the tinta fina, the traditional variety of the area.

  • HECTARES OF VINEYARD

  • TOWNS ACROSS 4 PROVINCES

  • VINEGROWERS

OTHER DESIGNATIONS OF ORIGIN

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    A moderate continental climate, with a Cantabrian influence, the vineyards extend across the gentle terrain of chalky clay soils.

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    The Rueda Designation of Origin

    The Rueda area is synonymous with very expressive white wines. Its high and flat vineyards are dominated by the verdejo grape, which expresses itself with a bright and lively elegance.

    The Rueda Designation of Origin
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    The Toro Designation of Origin

    Ancient vineyards, ancestral viticulture, vines that suffer beneath the blazing sun and intense cold. A region and a wine, the Tinta de Toro, with a character that can only be born of the toughest conditions.

    The Toro Designation of Origin

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