Rippa Dorii Ribera del Duero CrianzaRegular price £14.99 Save £-14.99
Rippa Dorii Ribera del Duero Crianza is a stunning Ribera del Duero with great structure benefitting from 12 months oak ageing. Made from old vine Tempranillo grapes grown at an altitude of 900 metres. Rich and complex with bramble fruit, vanilla, liquorice and spicy notes, ripe tannins and good length.
Rippa Dorii is an Ontañón Family project, producing wines from two of Spain's most important wine regions that run alongside the River Duero - Ribera del Duero and Rueda. The name Rippa Dorii is the latin form of ‘Ribera del Duero’ – inspiration for the name and label came from the nearby 13th century chapel of Santa Maria de Ripa Dorii, in Torrecilla de la Abadesa.
They have vineyards in the heart of the Ribera region, in the Fuentecén area, bathed by the Duero and its tributary the Riaza river. Here altitudes reach over 900 metres and the climate is harsh, with irregular rain, uncertain frosts, and short and extremely hot summers. Their wines here are produced solely from the Tempranillo grape, also known in the region as Tinto Fino or Tinta del Pais.
Whilst to the west, in Rueda, grapes are sourced from a selection of Organically-certified vineyards in Torreduero, Los Curas and Hornillos, where poor, gravelly soils dominate. This includes old vine, low-yielding Verdejo fruit (over 60 years).
Rippa Dorii - wines from Castile born on the banks of the Duero.
Producer Website: www.rippadorii.es
Region: Ribera del Duero