Ribera del Duero Crianza shows a refined expression of plums, figs, and tobacco, with hints of vanilla and chocolate in the background. Complex, smooth, yet lively attack, with lovely notes of red fruits, black fruits, and spices, good acidity and wonderful tannins.
Castilla y Leon
Castilla y Leon is a wine region located in the northern half of the central Iberian Plateau. The nine DO appellations lie along rivers flowing into the Duero River, which is named Douro in Portugal. The region is famous for its mineral white wines from Rueda and the bold red wines of Toro, Ribera del Duero and Leon.
Moderate continental climate with maritime influence
The soils in Castilla Y Leon are influenced by their location within the central Iberian plateau. This region is wedged 700 meters above Sea level between the Cordillera Cantábrica and the Sistema Central mountains. In the mountains, soils are generally mineral-poor, eroded and acidic. The river valleys are alluvial, sandy-stony soils, medium dept, and little water retention. The plains have brown limestone, clay loam texture and low organic matter. The finest vineyards are found in the Duero Valley.