Ribera del Duero’s Bodega Martin Berdugo
Bodega Martin Berdugo is a small, vibrant family winery present in the Ribera del Duero winegrowing region. Their family has a three hundred year winemaking tradition, and the grapes were first planted in 1990 in the current vineyards. The winery prioritizes traditional values with modern and latest techniques to make wines that express their Spanish land’s individuality and nature. The architects, Maria Vine and Vicky Daroca, designed the modern winery, and it won the prize for “”Best European Construction Design”” by the German magazine Bauwet.
The Fruits of the Vineyard
All Bodega Martin Berdugo’s vineyards are individually taken care of by hand and managed by the workers, as the grapes are sourced only from these vines. Pruning during the winter months and cluster reduction reduces the yields but ensures high-quality, more concentrated grapes. Each part of the vineyard is assessed, so each grape variety is planted in the best location possible. The favorable soil and extreme microclimate make Ribera del Duero one of the world’s best wine regions. The workers manually handpick the grapes and transport them to the winery for further processing.
Winemaking in the Winery
The common grape varieties grown are Tempranillo and Verdejo. The best grapes are used to make their premium red, white, and rosé wines. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks, and the aging of wines is administered in French and American oak barrels. Minimal intervention during production allows the wines to retain complex flavors that show the qualities of their gifted land. The winery is ISO 9000:2004 certified and guarantees the quality of their wines.”