2016 Vivaltus La Fleur Vivaltus

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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Ribera del Duero
Winery Vivaltus
Vintage 2016
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2022 - 2030
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The Yllera family has a long history of winemaking in Spain's Ribera del Duero, but their new project VivaltuS is already their 2016 crowning achievement as their very first vintage. A wine that will be an important name in Ribera del Duero' in the eyes of Wine Advocate's Luis Gutiérrez. The stormy success of the Vivaltus 2016 can partly be attributed to the legendary advisor Jean-Claude Berrouet, winemaker at Château Pétrus and Dominus. Tim Atkin MW praises Berrouet's influence, stating that even considering his 'distinguished track record', this is truly 'a remarkable wine'.

It is also special that this wine is distributed via the Place du Bordeaux to ensure that only serious and renowned wine companies handle this wine with care and of course Grandcruwijnen is one of these companies that can purchase directly and directly.

Somewhat in line with the Bordeaux principles (the influence of Jean-Claude Berrouet), there is also a second wine: the Fleur Vivaltus. This is mainly Tempranillo with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot and is made like the big brother but from younger vines that will eventually go into Vivaltus. It fermented with its own yeasts, followed by an élevage lasting 12 months in 70% used barrels, 20% new and 10% in concrete eggs. The fleur Vivaltis has a very good freshness and elegance. The wine is slightly floral, perfumed and elegant, with a lively palate with very good freshness. We can certainly say here that the Ribera del Duero has a clear burgundy style.

Luis Gutiérrez from the Wine Advocate is impressed and writes: " Vivaltus is a new ambitious project from Grupo Yllera, with the advice of famous French winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet of Petrus fame, to produce top-quality wines in Ribera del Duero. There are a lot of expectations around the project, which already works in Rueda, Toro and Ribera del Duero. I tasted the first two vintages, 2016 and 2017, both still unbottled, with Berrouet in Madrid. In a true Bordeaux style, they produce two wines, Petit Vivaltus (still a tentative name) and Vivaltus, produced in the same way and decided at blending time.

Berrouet thinks grand vin has to be fine, elegant and nuanced. He described the second wine as more structured and the eponymous more ethereal, and the wine has to deliver pleasure and be consumed at the table, at least that's how he understands great wine"

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Vineyard for 2016 Vivaltus La Fleur Vivaltus

The owner is the Yllera family who have been making quality wines for 6 generations. Currently the company is run by a team of professional young people led by the brothers and sisters Marcos and Carlos Yllera and we have taken Yllera Bodegas Y Viñedos to the top in the wine sector. They are always looking for the best quality-price-personality relationship in their wines and thanks to the continuous investments and expansions in the wineries and vineyards, the barrels and technology. The family's latest project, VivaltuS, is the prestigious project of Spanish winemaker Montxo Martinez and legendary French winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet (the man behind Château Petrus and Dominus).

The Yllera family has a long history of winemaking in Spain's Ribera del Duero, but their new project Vivaltus already crowns 2016 as their very first vintage. A wine that will be an important name in Ribera del Duero' in the eyes of Wine Advocate's Luis Gutiérrez. The stormy success of the Vivaltus 2016 can partly resign the estate to the legendary advisor Jean-Claude Berrouet, winemaker at Château Pétrus. Tim Atkin MW praises Berrouet's influence, stating that, even given its 'distinguished track record', this is truly 'a remarkable wine'.

Also special is that this wine is distributed via the Place du Bordeaux to ensure that only serious and reputable wine companies handle this wine with care and of course Grandcru wines are one of these companies that can purchase directly and directly.

More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Ribera del Duero
Winery Vivaltus
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2016
Drinking as of 2022
Drinking till 2030
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 93
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Spicy, Red fruit, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe, Open haard
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