It takes time to get to know a great wine region, especially one as diverse as Ribera del Duero. There are no shortcuts to understanding. You have to talk to winemakers, walk through vineyards, read the available literature and, of course, taste the wines over a series of vintages, noting the effects of different growing seasons and techniques and the way they evolve in bottle. I (Tim) still have a lot to learn, but it’s been a pleasure and a revelation spending quality time in Ribera del Duero since 2017.
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*Tim Atkin MW is a UK wine journalist with an international following. He writes for Harpers, Decanter and Gourmet Traveller Wine and has his own, award-winning website, timatkin.com. He also has a second career as a photographer whose photos have been published in The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and the World of Fine Wine and exhibited in London, Mendoza, Provence, Poland and Lebanon.