Wine is the driving force behind the economy in Ribera del Duero. What is the secret behind the wines of Ribera del Duero? Without a doubt the answer can be found in the region´s climate and soil which are perfect for growing the Tempranillo grape (or Tinta Fina as it is sometimes more commonly called).
Ribera del Duero is also located on an elevated plain; at night, the temperatures drop and it becomes very cold, and during the day the temperatures rise and rise. The grapevine receives a lot of sunlight in the morning, favouring a fast rate of photosynthesis. At night, the plant ´closes down´ and conserves the colour and flavour of the grape, affording the wines of Ribera their distinctive high level of concentration.
To visit Ribera del Duero with a senior wine guide, with winery visits, gastronomy, wine tasting and culture, see our Ribera del Duero tour.