Spanish course for beginners, level A1-A2, and approach to the wine culture in Burgos
- Dates: June 22nd to 26th, 2020
- Level: A1-A2
- 12 Hours of Spanish
- Price: 350 €
- Registration deadline: April, 30th 2020
- Visit to Hospital del Rey, University headqurters
- Visit to the cathedral and city tour
- Visit to a winery Ribera del Duero
- Visit to the Regulating Council from the D.O. Ribera del Duero
- Visita to Lerma, Villa Ducal y centro de la Ribera del Arlanza
- Visita tolthe Human Evolution Museum - MEH
RIBERA DEL DUERO ROUTE
Situated in the far southern end of the province of Burgos province and washed by the Douro River, which crosses and outlines it, the Ribera, is land of superior aged wines. Vast wavy hills form the landscape of La Ribera, and the wide and flat Douro valley is intersected by the river which fertilizes the meadow, and its vineyards are kissed by the sun giving silver reflections to the skyline.
Having been the natural frontier between the northern Christian kingdoms and the southern Muslim kingdoms during the long days of the Reconquest, its lands treasure an immense history and a rich, artistic heritage in its churches and monasteries. Clunia, Caleruega, Roa de Duero, la Vid, or Aranda de Duero, come to meet us offering their past secrets, the glory of their monuments and the beauty of the surroundings, inviting us, also, to enjoy their famous gastronomy and excellent wines.
The Ribera del Duero’s wines owe their quality to a series of almost extreme climate factors. It is a climate marked by a very low average temperature and an important thermic contrast between day and night, especially significant during the grape´s ripening season, which produces a firm and strong skin that results in those distinct wines, full of color, taste and class.
But the soil is also very important in creating the quality of the wines. The hillsides normally face the south in order to receive the day’s last sunlight and protect them from the cold northern winds. Sandy, rocky terrain allows for the capacity to regulate humidity, feeds the roots of the plants, and also retains the heat during the night.
The Tempranillo grapes, known as Tinta del país (dark red grapes from Spain), have acclimated to the difficult weather and is capable of giving its best fruits. And behind all of this, are there men and women who care of them daily, prune the vines, harvest them, and elaborate one of the world’s greatest wines.