Wine has been produced in the region for thousands of years, but wine growing as we know it today probably came to the Ribera del Duero region with the Benedictine monks of Cluny in the Burgundy region of France in the twelfth century.
The region is internationally renowned for its good wines. It is the climate and weather conditions that characterize the grape in Ribera del Duero. In general, moderate to low rainfall (400-600 mm of rainfall per year), which, along with its dry summers and long, harsh winters and thermal fluctuations throughout the seasons, are framed in a continental Mediterranean climate, which has a great influence over the entire vegetative cycle of vines. This plays a key role in plant development and ripening of the grapes. These special conditions depend largely on obtaining quality wine.
IMPORTANT WINE CITIES
The capital of the Ribera de Duero region is the city of “Aranda de Duero” located in the province of Burgos, Aranda de Dduero is a large municipality offering interesting architectural buildings and a bustling life of shops, markets and places with local bars and the restaurant. It is characterized by the large wine products in the area and has an attractive underground network of cellars and bodegas. Here you will find and good restaurants serving typical dishes of the region.
Peñafiel is the gateway to the Ribera del Duero wine region, which makes it a wonderful base for getting to know the region’s celebrated wines. Watched over by a fabulous castle and wine museum, and with one of the region’s celebrated town squares, it even has a few charms of its own.
In addition to the wonderful wines of Ribera de Duero, it has and its distinctive gastronomy, which also characterizes this entire region. All dishes are based on the local products produced in the area.
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