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Castilla y León
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Cabernet Sauvignon
Garnacha
Malbec
Merlot
Tempranillo
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Ribera del Duero
Ribera del Duero The word crianza on the bottle means aged on oak for minimal 1 year, roble (oak) means shorter ageing on oak.


-Surface: 14.000 ha.
-Only red and rosé wines.
-Only wines from selected parcels.
-Grape varieties red and rosé wine: Tempranillo, (Garnacha, Cabernet-sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Albillo).

Calcareous ironrich soils with gravels. Closer to the Douro river the soils become more and more clayey.
Iron Limestone Clay

The climate is continental with warm, dry summers. Winters are very cold. Vineyards are planted at an altitude of 850 m. At high altitudes the grapes benefit from cooler temperatures during the night. Vines are protected from cold by the tempering effect of the Duero river. Annual rainfall ranges from 480 mm. to 520 mm.
Climate
Dry summers Hot summers Cold winters