Sunday Sunny Spanish Sippers

Values from Ribera Del Duero

This Sunday takes us to Spain for some summer sippers from the Ribera Del Duero region. Located in north-central Spain, to the southwest of Rioja, the high plain of Ribera del Duero is Tempranillo country, with nearly all of the best wines made entirely or almost all from this variety. As in Rioja, the spring comes late here; summer temperatures can be hot but the nighttime cools considerably at these altitudes, with the result that the wines from this region normally possess decent acidity and avoid overripe character.

Come taste for yourself.

2011 Bodegas Viña Vilano Verdejo    ($10)

Ribera Del Duero

Bodegas Viña Vilano is located in the village of Pedrosa de Duero, province of Burgos, internationally regarded as the most privileged wine-growing region within the Designation of Origin of Ribera del Duero, with 300 hectares of vineyards dating back to its foundation in 1957. A tasty Verdejo with a good mix of tropical fruits and herbal notes. Quaffable.

2007 El Quintanal Joven    ($10)


Ribera Del Duero

A ripe and fruity old vine Tempranillo was once young but now has a good bit of bottle age on it after 3 months in oak. Still robust. Excellent for appetizers, pastas and red meats. Was $12 now $10

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