These critically acclaimed wine-producing denominations of origin share a common legacy in Spain’s northern region of Castilla y Leon. Known for their red and white wines respectively, Ribera and Rueda offer the perfect pairing for wine lovers seeking wines that are appealing and well-matched.
Ribera del Duero is known for making wines that are the ultimate expression of Tempranillo, Spain’s signature red grape. Available in a range of styles such as crianzas and reservas, Ribera winemakers are also embracing younger styles–known as barrica or roble wines‒which showcase the fruit-forward character of Tempranillo at affordable prices.
Rueda lies just to the south of the Ribera region, and is famous for its largely Verdejo-based white wines. Widely acknowledged as the favorite white wine of Spain, Rueda wines are crisp, food-friendly, accessible and versatile. The wines are harmonious, and invite the consumer to continue drinking.
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