Collection: Dominio Romano

Ribero del Duero, Spain

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Following a long history of passionate and dedicated winemaking in Penedès at the Parés Baltà estate and in Priorat at Gratavinum, the Cusiné family founded a new winery in Ribera Del Duero in 2005. To make the finest possible wines at Dominio Romano, they follow the guidelines laid down by the region’s earliest viticulturalists, the Romans.

Dominio Romano focusses on the defining grape variety of Ribera Del Duero: Tinto Fino, a Tempranillo clone that has adapted itself to the extreme climate and sandy soil of the region. Genetically speaking Tinto Fino and Tempranillo are the same grape variety, but at Dominio Romano they have observed significant differences in leaf and branch shape. Dominio Romano’s Tinto Fino grapes are also much smaller than Tempranillo and more widely spaced on their bunches. This results in much lower yields and more compact berries, producing a greater concentration of phenolic compounds. Out of respect for the environment, both the estate’s vineyards and those of their partner growers are farmed organically, without the use of herbicides or pesticides.