The character
of a landscape

Climate and landscape

Ribera del Duero is located in the central-eastern area of the northern sub-plateau, divided longitudinally by the Duero River and with soils originated by tertiary deposits. With altitudes ranging from 700 to 900 meters and marked by a continental climate, very cold and long winters, as well as very hot summers. With thermal jumps between day and night of up to 20 degrees in September and 15 during the month of October, it results in an area sometimes extreme for the cultivation of the vine.

Our landscape is characterized by being located between 800 and 870 meters of altitude. It is a cooler area within the Douro riverbank and with a less extreme character, dominated by cold winters and not so hot summers. This allows us to concentrate more freshness on the wines allowing a good maturity of the tannins.

Rains are around 420 mm, concentrated between November and May. Our area is also dominated by gentle winds in the NE direction - channeled in the space between the Central System and the Urbión Peaks - and SO - cooler wind that comes from the high zones of the mentioned Urbión Peaks. The action of the winds in the area favors that the leaf and the cluster dry quickly after the rains.

Our soils are characterized by their great depth, dominated by sands in the most superficial layers, between which calcium concretions and fine clay horizons are interspersed. In depth there are usually clays and the root system deepens until reaching them, looking for the humidity so necessary in summer. In some of the plots, the surface area has high stony. This set of factors provide greater warmth to the ground, achieving a better maturity of the tannins with the freshness that characterizes our area.

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