Located about 2 hours north of Madrid, Ribera del Duero, within the province of Castile and León is home to astonishing red wines. The best reds are deeply concentrated, fleshy, ripe and structured. Ribera del Duero’s fame was in part due to Vega Sicilia and Pesquera, some of Spain’s most applauded wineries. The true star of the land is Tinto Fino, also known as, Tinta del País, a genetic variation of Tempranillo. Tinto Fino develops thicker, textured and more rustic flavored wines, because of Ribera’s micro-climate, unlike Tempranillo grown in Rioja. Similarly to Rioja, Ribera’s are crafted to age, developing complexity over time.