Rippa Dorii Ribera del Duero Crianza

Rippa Dorii Ribera del Duero Crianza

Rippa Dorii Ribera del Duero Crianza

Ribera del Duero, Spain 

This represents a step up from the Roble, and stylistically has more power and more oak charcater, with oaky vanilla notes.

GRAPE Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo)
REGION Ribera del Duero

Regular price £18.50
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Tasting Notes

Aromas of bramble fruit, vanilla, nutmeg and sweet spice. The palate is rich and complex with blueberry and blackberry fruit, ripe tannins and good length.


100% Tinta del Pais (Tempranillo) grapes are selected from a number of different plots near Fuentecén, at 900m altitude. Soils here are a combination of stone, clay and white limestone and vines are over 25 years in age. A first selection of grapes takes place in the vineyard, where those from the highest and coolest areas are chosen, which have experienced a slower and smoother ripening of the berries. A pre-fermentation maceration of the grapes takes place at 10ºC for 3 days, followed by alcoholic fermentation over 18 days at 22-26ºC - with pumping over and daily pumping-down. Malolactic fermentation takes place in batches, both in tank at the start of fermentation and also in barrel at its end. The wine matures for 12 months in oak barrels - 70% French (with different levels of toast) and 30% American. Between 25-30% of the barrels are new, with the rest coming from 2nd, 3rd and 4th use oak.

Food Pairing

Great with lamb chops, dishes with chorizo, and hearty vegetable casseroles.

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