Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin

Introduction (Climatological conditions)

The climate of the Ribera del Duero area is characterised in broad terms by moderate to low rainfall (400-600 mm average annual rain) that, together with its dry summers and long, rigorous winters and sudden temperature changes throughout the year, is of a Mediterranean type whose primordial feature is continentality. The specific climatological conditions that characterise vine-growing in the Ribera del Duero have a great influence throughout the vegetative cycle of the vines, playing a fundamental role in the development of the plant and ripening of the grape. To a great extent, the quality of the wines obtained depends on those special conditions.

Geological characteristics

Most of the volume of these sediments is made up of more or less lenticular layers of silty or clayey sand, and the alternation of layers, both of limestones and marls and even of calcareous concretions, is a notable feature. The relief of the zone ranges between displays gently rolling horizontal levels limited, peneplain and with interfluvial zones with peaks of 911 metrres, and valleys from 750 to 850 metres in altitude.

Our vineyards and Winery

  • Soil:Calcareous soils y Guijarro-Arenosos (pebbles and sandy soil)

  • Altitude:  800 – 900 meters above sea level.

  • Grapes: Tempranillo.

  • Harvest: Manual Harvest.

  • Yiel: 3.000 – 4.000 kg/ha in our vineyard (Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin allow up to 7000 kg/ha).

  • Winery's capacity: more than 300.000 Bottles