The Ribera del Duero is setting a historic milestone: the first Designation-of- Origin white wines.

In order to enhance and safeguard the Albillo Mayor variety, a historic variety that up to now was used to complement reds and rosé wines, it has been made possible to produce white wines with a seventy-five percent minimum of this grape. Professionals say that Albillo Mayor “has a Castilian character”: on first taste it can be sober, coarse and rough, but it is versatile and has a unique potential, and it is made to last. The people who are now preparing these first Ribera del Duero whites say that working on the Albillo Mayor is to accept risk, to make sacrifices, to be bold and inquisitive, to want to go further and not be afraid of failure. International critics have already surrendered to its charms.