The wines of the D.O. Ribera del Duero are mainly red , although there are pink . The most distinctive grape variety is called Tinta del Pais generically known in the wine world as Tempranillo , which constitutes over 90 % of production .


According to the regulations of the Control Board , for a wine it qualifies for the designation of origin must contain at least 75 % of Tempranillo in its preparation. In total , no less than 95 % of the grapes must be Tempranillo , Cabernet Sauvignon , Merlot and Malbec. The Grenache and Albillo grapes are allowed, but in small quantities.