Aranda de Duero is the main destination of the Ribera de Duero wine route. Its wines are excellent and its underground wine cellars are among the town’s main attractions. Last weekend took place the ‘Gran Fiesta de la Vendimia’, Grape Harvest Festival.
A great gastronomic harvest route that features more than twenty bars and restaurants in Aranda and the surrounding area. Each establishment becomes an ambassador for three wines from the Ribera del Duero wineries, which are offered along with the menus and tapas prepared for the occasion. White, red and rosé wines with which to toast and enjoy. The weekend is full of activities, experiences and live music.
More than 300 wineries with 2,300 brands bear the seal of Ribera del Duero Designation of Origin. The Ribera del Duero is blessed by a combination of terroir, microclimate and a native grape that gives superb, complex wines. The region is home to some of Spain’s most wanted and applauded wines. Riberas are crafted to age, developing complexity over time, yet balancing acidity and generous fruit, they’re unequivocally food-friendly wines to drink young. The spices, dark fruit and smoky flavours of Ribera enhance anything off the grill, roasted meats, and rich pastas.
Altitude of the vineyards is around 720-1100 metres. At this altitude Tempranillo grapes give thin-skinned and refreshingly acidic fruit, which in turn gives wines that are delicious when they are young but also have the capacity to age into magnificent Gran Reservas.
The harvest is done mainly by hand (80% of the grapes are harvested by hand), which is a tradition in Ribera del Duero, where wineries and winegrowers prioritise the quality of the grapes over quantity.
At Direct from Spain we have a great variety of wines from the region of Ribera del Duero.
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