The Ribera del Duero is probably the most exciting area of Spain from a wine perspective. There are many similarities between Rioja and Ribera del Duero. While the wines are quite distinctive as a result of significant differences in terroir, both regions produce wines selected for long aging with highly complex vinification procedures, producing intense, extremely long-lived wines. Wines are classified as much for their longevity as their grape quality, and Ribera del Duero produces some extremely fine wines capable of aging for many years. Bodegas PingÃ³n is one of the best producers in the Ribera del Duero consistently producingÂ award winning wines.
Visit of Enrique Garcia, Bodegas Pingon, Ribera del Duero, SpainÂ pictured here with Darina Allen andÂ Billy Forrester, Bubble Brothers Wine Merchants, Cork www.bubblebrothers.com