Traveling through Spain teaches us that life defines wine and wine defines life. When socializing with friends, Spaniards drink the whites of Rueda and when eating any roasted meat - sucking pig, lamb or beef, the reds of Ribera del Duero are the perfect complement.
If you prefer cabernet sauvignon with your steak, you're missing something special for a Ribera del Duero is the ultimate steak wine. It has the ideal structure that that red meat demands. Tempranillo wines from Ribera are rich, polished and food-friendly. If you like the taste of Pinot Grigio but want more flavor, turn to the wines of Rueda where the Verdejo grape is grown in high altitude vineyards to bring out balance and freshness.
The Ribera and Rueda regions have hot, dry summers and cold, harsh winters. Yet the winemakers understand that it is this contrast that allows them to grow some of Spain's best grapes. Their passion and resilience shines through in Ribera and Rueda wines.