2020 100% tempranillo

Ribera del duero / tempranillo / 2020
Fuentecén, heart of the Ribera region

Rippa Dorii Ribera del Duero Crianza

The wonder of the fragrance

An exceptional Ribera del Duero crianza wine in which we delve into the most classical tradition, revisiting the pursuit of the fragrance of the fruit and perfect blending in the ageing. Old vines over twenty-five years’ old with yields of less than five thousand kilos per hectare and planted in various types of soil, from stony clay to the chalky white stones. Malolactic fermentation is divided by plot and is carried out both in vats at the start of the fermentation and in barrels at the end of the process. The predominant feature is the balance of fruit and wood, which is elegant and stylish.


To make this wine we selected a series of different family vineyards in the Fuentecén heathland at an altitude of nine hundred metres, located in the heart of the Burgos province district of the Ribera del Duero. Vine plants over twenty-five years’ old with yields of less than five kilos per hectare planted in different types of soil, from stony ground to clay and those with white chalky rock.

Harvest 2020

Hydrologically speaking it was a very dry year but for the vines it rained at just the right moments so there was no water stress. Consequently there was no problem with pests or disease. The summer was hot and very dry, with a succession of heatwaves, but with the calcareous soil and the influence of the river Haza, it was possible to achieve perfect phenolic ripening. The Control Board of the DO Ribera del Duero classified the harvest as Excellent.


The first selection is made in the vineyard. We take advantage of the higher, cooler zones where we can ensure slower, gentler ripening of the fruit. We can use the vineyards on the high heathland at an altitude of over nine hundred metres above sea level. The date of the harvest is always decided by testing the grapes. 

Maceration: The grapes are macerated at 10ºC for three days prior to fermentation.

Alcoholic fermentation: We spread it over 18 days with temperatures between 22 and 26ºC with daily pumping over and stirring of the lees.

Malolactic fermentation:  We divide it into lots and it takes place in both tanks at the beginning of fermentation and in barrels at the end.


Twelve months’ in the cask with thirty per cent in American oak and seventy percent in French oak in which we alternate different grades of toasting. All the casks are either first use (50%) or of one previous wine (50%).

Grape varieties

Tempranillo single grape.

12 months in the cask /
30 % french /
70% american /

Rippa Dorii Ribera del Duero Crianza 2019



Intense magenta-coloured robe with ruby glints. It stains the glass and the tears are very persistent.


Intensity and complexity of fruit and wood, blueberries, blackberries, vanilla and nutmeg. Hints of pastries and toffee. You can appreciate the elegance of the limestone and the stones of the high heathland of Fuentecén.


Intense, fresh and deep on the palate. It has a very pleasant, persistent attack. A large number of caudalies means you remember the wine for a long time. In the retronasal phase the balance of fruit and wood, elegance and greatness, predominate.


14,50 %

Serving and storage temperature

Best served at 14-18 ºC.

Cellaring potential

It is a wine which is perfect for drinking now. If it is stored in optimum conditions (12-14ºC) at 60% relative humidity and without temperature variations, it could last several years, even decades.