l do really love both study Spanish regions and Spanish wines. Ribera del Duero is an important wine-producing region as Rioja which is the another most well-known region in Spain. The name Ribera del Duero, literally means banks on the river Duero.
First you should know about Ribera Del Duero that produces only red (Tinto) and small amounts Rose ( Rosado) wines. Not Allowed White wines. Absolutely Spain's top red wine producing regions that most widely planted grape varieties are Tempranillo, variously knowns as Tinto del Pais and Tinto Fino, followed by Garnacha, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot. Moreover, there is one white grape variety in the region, called Albillo or Albillo Mayor, permitted for the freshness in the Rosado Wines ( Rose )
The red wine may be labelled Crianza, Reserva or Gran Reserva as you see the pictures that mean is aging requirement categories, Crianza wines must age for two years prior the release ( one year in cask), Reserva wines must age for three years prior the release ( one year in cask), Gran Reserva wines age for five years prior the release ( two year in cask).
l served and taste Arzuaga Reserva 2008 at Burj Al Arab Hotel that wine was very complex wine with black fruit, ripe blackberries, cherry aromas. Extremely full-bodied body and tannin, high,strong acidity, well-finished, powerful wines.