Torremoron Ribera del Duero
Bodegas Torremoron is located in Quintanamanvirgo, a tiny village located in the northern heart of the Ribera del Duero. Winemaker Fernando de la Cal produces a traditionally made 100% Tempranillo from his family’s 80-100 year old vines. The vineyards are planted at 2,703 feet to sand with clay and limestone subsoil. The classic continental climate of the Burgos subregion – sunny days, cool nights and moderate rainfall results in darker, more concentrated wines than those from its western Ribera del Duero counterparts.
Vineyards: 500 acres of old Tempranillo vines.
Soil: Limestone and sandy soils that allow the roots to go deep and enjoy good water drainage.
Climate: Continental/Atlantic; hot days and cool nights with moderate rainfall. This climate allows the grapes to ripen during the day, and at night the low temperatures halt the ripening process. The grapes take longer to ripen here than in many other areas in Spain, which results in bigger wines with more structure, color and fruit.