July 1st, 2020
There’s something timeless and untouched about the culture and climate of Castilla y León, where the winemakers of Ribera del Duero have produced bold red wines of incredible depth and structure. Today, Tempranillo is a growing in popularity, though many still are unaware how this grape can transform through diverse and varied styles and soils – from rich, cellar-worthy selections to refreshing and easy-drinking wines perfect for the backbar or dinner parties, making it the perfect go-to wine for year-round enjoyment.
In the video below, join Brooklyn’s own Master Sommelier Alexander LaPratt to learn more about the robust and elegant Tempranillo wines of Ribera del Duero. During the 45-minute session, you’ll discover the versatility of Ribera del Duero Tempranillo and how to leverage its best qualities to sell these robust reds throughout the year. If you’d like to taste along with Alexander, grab your wines at Wine.com with a 10% off code using RiberaRueda.
Alexander’s Key Takeaway: “The power and the structure of Ribera is a natural continuation of many of the classic styles of California, but after a while you’re looking for more elegance and depth and complexity, and that’s what you’re getting from Ribera. It’s also such a great value comparatively,” he explains. “It’s world-class vineyard land. The amount of chalky soil and slopes and exposures, it’s incredible there’s that much land left without vineyards.”