Viticulture with character and soul
Ribera del Duero is cut off from any maritime influence by a ring of mountains. The vineyards from Dominio Romano lay between 700 and 800 m. The continental climate along with the altitude ensure a mix of hot and cool conditions, which is ideal for tempranillo. Grapes ripen with high levels of pigment in their skin and acidity and fruit aromas are retained throughout the ripening process. Tinto fino, a tick-skinned variety of tempranillo, produces naturally darker wines with more powerful tannins. The vineyards are worked and certified biodynamically. The use of wood in the cellar is quite restraint, with only 400L barrels being used (2nd and 3rd fill). Amphora is also being used for the fermentation and ageing of the wine.