Aristoi is marked Ribera de Duero

The history of Ribera de Duero runs parallel to the union of the vineyard and the wine, fruit of a few vine-stocks that mark its landscape, the personality of its peoples and its culture.

In the 13th century the first wine cellars were excavated from inside some villas. The wine and the vineyards began to become fundamental to the cultural and economic development of the area; production increased so much, that local trade intensified and began to export its superior product to the rest of the Castile region of Spain.

The specific climatology which characterizes the culturing of the grapevine in the area has a great influence in the cycle of growth of the vineyards. A moderate, low precipitation, with a few notable thermal oscillations along the stations, a few dry summers and long and rigorous winters, allows us to truly claim Ribera de Duero as having a Mediterranean climate.

These are the ideal conditions to make the growth of the grapevine suitable.

The name comes from the river Duero as the axis point of the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León, joining more than 100 villages distributed along a wine-growing band of approximately 115km long and 35m wide. It is important to emphasize that our wine is cultivated on only one section of the bank of the river, and not the entire bank of the entire river Duero. These wines can only be cultivated in a concrete and particular region, where the natural environment is uniquely special and the land suitable enough for the growth of the grapevine, providing only a few wines of very high quality.

The area of lands under the designation of Ribera de Duero is placed in the northern plateau and in the union of the provinces of Burgos, Segovia, Soria and Valladolid, all in the Autonomous Community of Castilla y León.

Ribera de Duero is located in the great northern plateau of the Iberian Peninsula, formed by a great ancient satiny socle and largely covered by tertiary sediments. The major volume of these sediments is constituted by more or less lenticular caps of slimy or clayey sands, and the alternation of caps stands out from limestone, marls and even calcareous concretions.

The riverside basin formed during the Miocene Era presents horizontal, softly wavy levels limited by the differential erosion, and turned today to floodplains. The relief of the zone ranges between interfluvial hills, with levels of 911m, and the valleys, with a topographic height placed between 750m 850m.

Wine designation Ribera de Duero