Wine regions of Spain with denominación de origen (DO & DOCa) in 2008. The map is based in municipalities’ borders. The DO Catalunya and the DO Cava are not shown, as their zones of production are superimposed on other DO regions. The Vino de Calidad Valles de Benavente (QWpsr), which had not reached DO status yet, and the Vinos de Pago, are not shown either. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A 2007 Ribera del Duero from Pesquera. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
In the Spanish wine region of Ribera del Duero (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Français : Région viticole de Ribera del Duero en Castille-León (Espagne). Español: Región vitivinícola de la Denominación de Origen “Ribera del Duero”, en Castilla y León (España). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
A bottle of Pesquera Tinto Crianza 1995, a wine from Ribera del Duero. Español: Botella de Pesquera Tinto Crianza 1995, vino con D.O. Ribera del Duero. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Collection of Spanish wines and decanters including the Ribera del Duero producer Vega Sicilia (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Vineyards in the Spanish wine region of Ribera del Duero (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Trio of Ribera del Duero wine bottles: Alion 2001, Valbuena 5° 1998, Pesquera Crianza 1995 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Spanish wine regions to visit:
English: Wine barrels kept on a cellar in Haro, La Rioja (Spain) Español: Barricas de vino almacenadas en un bodega de Haro, La Rioja (España) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
1. Rioja is bordered by mountains on the north and south.
Rioja is made from grapes grown from La Rioja, as well as, Navarre and the Basque province of Álava.
Rioja is sub-divided into three sub-regions: Rioja Alta, Rioja Baja and Rioja Alavesa. Alta has the most historic wineries. Visit Old Town for fabulous tapas!
2. Ribera Del Duero is one of Europe’s highest altitude wine regions. It is one of the wine regions along the Duero River.
“Ribera del Duero is home to the world-famous and highly-prized Emilio Moro, Valderiz, Vega Sicilia and Tinto Pesquera wines. It is dominated by production of red wine from the Tempranillo grape.”
Official seal of the Ribera del Duero Denominación de Origen (DO) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
Ribera del Duero was named wine region of the year 2012 by Wine Enthusiast Magazine.
Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ www.vino-con-vista.com
English: 2006 Valderiz, a wine from Ribera del Duero in Spain. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)