Climate and Soils of Ribera Alta:
Ribera Alta, like other Northern sub-zones of Navarra, has dry continental climate with Atlantic influence. However, in the Southern Part of Ribera Alta, climate changes into semi-arid with higher level of rainfall.
Similar to other sub-zones of Navarra, Ribera Alta is also characterized by the diversity of soils that change upon the elevation. Besides silty loams, Marl and sandy soils that you can mainly find in the sub-zone, there are also some alluviar deposits and rocky formations that create natural drainage for the vineyards.