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Flashcards in Duero Valley Deck (17):
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Toro climate/topography

600-750m. Extreme climate

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Toro soils

Dry, stony

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Toro varieties

Tinta de Toro (local variant of Tempranillo)

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Toro style

Can easily ripen to 16% abv, max no 15%. Traditionally bulk wines

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Toro quality producers

Vega Sicilia's Pintia, Mauro's San Román, Michel Rolland's Campo Elíso, Telmos Rodríguez Pa La Jara, Jaques Lurton's El Albar, Quinta Quietud

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Ribera del Duero stats

Largest DO in Castilla y León. 21,500 ha of vineyards (1/3 of Rioja)

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Ribera del Duero climate/topography

700-850m. Short growing season, extreme continental

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Alejando Fernández

Key role in development of RdD with the 1980s release of Pesquera

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RdD varieties

Tinto Finto (also called Tinta del Pais), local Tempranillo variant. Whites from Albillo (low acid, full body, aromatic). Rosé from Garnacha. CS, Merlot, Malbec allowed

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RdD producers

VS, Pesquera, Dominio de Pingus, Haceinda Monasterio

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Rueda stats

Spain's leading white wine region. Returning from post-phylloxera planting of palomino

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Rueda soils/topography

Limestone, may cellars built under the town during the middle ages

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Rueda style

Blends of Viura and Verdejo (min 50%)

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Rueda Superior

Min 80% Verdejo

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Rueda reds

Rare, typical styles of Tempranillo

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Rueda producer

Marqués de Riscal, also introuduced SB to region

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VdiT Castilla y León

Largest of the 17 autonomous regions. 880-1,000m. Harsh climate, frost. Poor land, Duero River natural water source. Cigales for rosé