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Location and Climate:

Durón refers to the enclave known as "despoblado de Durón", the place where justice was given in the region. Though nowadays its location is not known for certain, the oral tradition places it in some point inside the pagos of Bodegas Durón, giving the name of the bodega and the brand.



Grupo de Samaniego was one of the first Riojan wineries to also include a bodega in the Ribera del Duero D.O. Established at the end of the 1970s, Durón’s objective is to elaborate Crianza wines of the highest quality by selecting the best grapes from their own vineyards and having strict control over the elaboration process.

Durón’s vineyards comprise more than 100 hectares of predominantly Tempranillo (called Tinta del País in this region), with some hectares of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot as well. The great majority of the soils are sandy loam and the vines are planted on espaliers with a north-south orientation, in a density of 2,555 plants per hectare. Harvest time is determined after many tastings of the grapes in the plots.


Their winemaking goal is to harness the fruit characters their vineyards produce and fashion them into individual wines that speak directly of their origins. They use traditional methods in their winemaking process to enhance the expression of our terroir from which the wine is derived. These include pre- and post-fermentation macerations, plunging and pumping-over in open and closed fermenters at controlled temperatures, as well as barrel maturation in American oak barrels with medium plus toast. After the “blend”, the wines are bottled, avoiding filtrations and treatments that limit their intensity and complexity. 

These techniques assist them to produce wines of great elegance, complexity and length – characteristics for which this region is renowned.

Viticulture Information:

Bodegas Durón cultivate their own vines, giving them greater control over the production of their wines. They have 108 hectares of vineyards in the most fertile soils of Roa, Burgos, which is part of the Ribera del Duero D.O. Planted primarily with Tinta del País (Tempranillo), Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot make up 20% of the vines. Total production per hectare ranges between 4,000 and 5,000 kg/ha. They use 100% of their own grapes in the production of their wines.

Wine quality is their primary objective and it is consistently achieved through attention to and control of the entire process from grape growing, through winemaking, packaging and marketing of the final wine. This results in wines of the highest quality that reflect the natural variations engendered by climate, soil, topography and the traditional winemaking practices.


Winemakers: Alberto Serrano and Diego Repiso