From Young to Grand Reserve... Among over 1200 brands that bear the seal of the Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin, there is a wine of great quality for each person and each occasion.
The wines produced and created in accordance with the Regulations of the Ribera del Duero Designation, to be entitled to use this name, must be subjected to and pass a rating process developed by the Regulatory Council.
Each batch of wine produced in the Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin in a certain season is subjected to controls which include instrumental analysis (physical, chemical and biological) and organoleptic analysis.
Kinds of wine
These are made with at least 75% of grapes of the Tempranillo variety, also known as Tinta del Pais or Tinto Fino. In addition, the proportion when co mbined with Cabernet-Sauvignon, Merlot and Malbec if these are used, should not be lower than 95%. Consequently, the Garnacha Tinta variety, just like the Albillo, cannot make up more than 5% of these wines.
Preparation of rosé wines uses at lest 50% of the authorised black grape varieties.
Wine not stored in wood, or with no more than 12 months in barrel. It reaches the market a few months after harvest.
Displays very intense cherry red with significant streaks of blue, indigo, violet and purple. Slight ruby tones, very intense color, vivacious.
It presents accentuated and dense primary aromas in the nose, from the world of mature fruit and wild berries (mulberry, blackberry, raspberry,...)
Full in mouth and replete with flavours. It offers significant tannin complemented with a balanced acidity that gives it life.
Wine that has been at least 12 months in oak barrel and that is commercialised after October the 1st of the second year following the harvest.
Its colours change from deep intense cherry to cherry-red. A fine layer of violaceous tones that still show traces of youth is noticeable.
With an intense fruity base, its aromas blend with the hues characteristic of noble woods, from spices like vanilla, liquorice and clove, to toasts and roastings.
In the mouth it is full-bodied, balanced and rounded. It has a balanced tannic component, it is velvety in the mouth, full of flavours, with good persistence and powerful retronasal presence.
This is a wine with 36 months of aging in barrel and bottle, with at least 12 months in barrel. It reaches the market after December the 1st of the third year after harvest.
Of slow chromatic evolution and intense layering, its tones vary from garnet cherry red to ruby red.
Intense and elegant. Presents deep aromas of over-ripe, sugared fruit, combined with others such as leather, musks, minerals and balsams.
Full-bodied, powerful and balanced, it turns out broad and strong in the mouth. Long, persistent retronasal presence that brings out the aromas of aging.
Red Grand Reserve
This is a wine with 60 months of aging in barrel and bottle, with at least 24 months in barrel. It reaches the market after December the 1st of the fifth year after harvest.
High layering with cherry red base, and a wide range of tonalities can be appreciated: from garnet red to ruby, and the possibility of a fine layer of russet hues.
Over a base of stewed fruits, it displays complex aromas of all kinds. The tertiary aromas acquired during aging suggest a broad range of shades: toasts, noble woods, spices, hunting...
Its firm structure and great balance underscore the persistence and elegance of this wine. Despite the time elapsed, it maintains an evident vivacity and harmony that underline its accredited longevity.
Fermented in the absence of grape skins, this can be enjoyed shortly after harvest.
It has a rose strawberry tone, with outstanding rose and blackcurrant shades and wisps of violet iridescence in a fine layer.
Fruity aromas with tones characteristic of wild berries and mature fruit, typical of the varieties Tempranillo and Albillo.
It turns out fruity and fresh, showing an attractive characteristic acidity.
Each bottle of Ribera del Duero is exclusive. It houses an inimitable wine that has passed rigorous controls before reaching consumers.
The Regulatory Council of the Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin accredits this with a stamp and numbered back label of authenticity and quality for the wines it protects. These distinctions guarantee their production and commercialisation in a secure and reliable way.
Unique and unfalsifiable. Each back label of the Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin incorporates a series of security measures that make illicit reproduction practically impossible.
There are 5 back labels which are colour-coded according to the type of wine.
The new institutional image of the D.O. Ribera del Duero has adapted to the two existing back label formats: a bigger one, square, and a smaller rectangular one, so that each winery can choose that which it prefers.