Bodegas Carrasvilla Gonzalvilla - Ribero del Duero
REGION: Ribero del Duero, Spain
Ribero del Duero is Rioja’s slightly edgier big brother. Usually the grapes are grown in a warmer climate, resulting in chunkier wines with more fruit than is usually the case in Rioja. This also means the grapes ripen more readily, meaning the oak is often better integrated too - you can often drink Ribera wines younger than Rioja ones as a result. Carrasvila is a new winery, but with very old vines. Great concentration results.