Lands with the best vineyards in the world and a rich DO which provides extreme quality wines. Yes, we speak of the Ribera del Duero and its wine atmosphere that permeates every corner of the region.
It must be acknowledged that some aspects of the importance of this DO is due to the different cellars that since the early 80s, watched over the production of exquisite wines that today are the stars of the most prominent tables in restaurants in many countries.
Currently, there are over 200 wineries that shape this wine region, which are the main producers of this outstanding Spanish DO. Let's take a look at some of the most important cellars. Are you coming?
We?ll do some wine tourism in this region and find Bodegas Protos, in Peñafiel, Valladolid, a place where architecture has renovated its facilities, making of it a pilgrimage cellar for wine lovers in general. We can take guided tours, host events, see the vineyards and even try its wines.
Bodegas Comenge, in Curiel de Duero, is a great example of tradition and modernity. Both concepts are blended to perfection and it allows visiting its facilities and even taking a ride with a carriage over its vineyards.
We cannot fail to mention Bodegas Vega Sicilia, a renewed classic that offers wines with distinction. They have special reserve wines only found in some places. In Langa de Duero, Bodegas Valdeviñas has vineyards over 50 years old, being already a reference name within this DO.
But not all are long established cellars. In Ribera del Duero are created every day new wineries, such as Tomas Postigo, owned by the winemaker of the same name, which reinterpret every day this DO in order to make it one of the most innovative wine regions in Spain.
Have you run this area or visited any of its cellars? Tell us about it!