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Red wine 2016 D.O. Ribera del Duero "Vendimia Seleccionada", Castilla y León, Spain

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 15%
Price: 15.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: Barrique
Registration number: #FiLC-L1601

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Last reviewed: 17 November, 2020
The DO area in the northern Spanish region of Castilla y León extends along the Duero River (which subsequently crosses the Portuguese border and is called Douro there) for a length of over one hundred kilometres. Characteristic of the area are the different types of soil due to its size, which also results in a variety of wine styles and qualities. The vineyards cover 18,600 hectares of vineyards, mostly in the highlands between 750 and 850 metres above sea level. The climate is characterised by very hot temperatures during the day up to 40 °C and a drop to 15 °C at night. These strong temperature fluctuations and the nightly resting phase have a very...

One of the 17 autonomous regions of Spain or historical landscape (also known as Old Castile, Spanish Castilla y León) with about 66,000 km² in the north of the Iberian Peninsula, which is also known as the "Land of Castles". This was once the border region between the Christian and Moorish worlds, which is why many border fortresses were built here. It is considered the heartland of today's Spain. In 1492 the Moors were expelled and instead of Burgos, Valladolid was made the capital. It remained so until 1561, when King Philip II chose Valladolid as the capital. (1527-1598) chose Madrid in New Castile as the new capital. In the extremely eventful 16th century, the wine...

Wine-growing in Spain has an ancient tradition, as vines were already cultivated 3000 years before Christ. The Phoenicians founded the city of Gadir (Cádiz) around 1100 B.C. and carried on lively trade in wine in the Mediterranean. The first flourishing was in 200 B.C., because the Romans loved the wine from Baetica (Andalusia). The development was stopped by the invasion of the Moors in 711. For religious reasons the Muslims cleared large parts of the vineyards or only allowed the production of raisins. They brought with them the art of distillation, but this was not used for alcoholic drinks, but essential oils, as...

Synonym (also Tinta do País, Tinto del País) for the grape variety Tempranillo; see there.
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