2017 Vivaltus

114.95 95.00
Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Ribera del Duero
Winery Vivaltus
Year 2017
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2023 - 2032
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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 can partly resign the estate to the legendary advisor Jean-Claude Berrouet, winemaker at Château Pétrus and Dominus. 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.

Volume 2017 is only the second volume on the market. La Fleur de Vivaltus is the second wine from Vivaltus. Vivaltus and La Fleur de Vivaltus are both made from 96% Tempranillo (supplemented with 3% Cabernet Sauvignon and 1% Merlot) and are therefore Spanish in principle. However, the Berrouet influence is very noticeable: the wines feel distinctly French/Bordeaux in their elegance, freshness and classic style. The wines come from very old vineyards at 800-1,000 meters. The Vivaltus has a substantial filling. Bordeaux influences on the one hand, but very Spanish and real Tempranillo character at the core. Made for drinkability and digestibility. Cherry, tobacco, earth, vanilla. Good storage potential. Traditionally made, yet with modern influences: a new interpretation of Ribera del Duero. Silky smooth tannins and evolving texture followed by a long, tasty finish.

"Vivaltus will soon be an important name in Ribera del Duero.” Wine Advocate, Louis Gutierrez

“What a début! Even given the distinguished track record of consultant Jean Claude Berrouet, this is a remarkable wine.” 97 Tim Atkins


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Type of Wine Red
Country Spain
Region Castilla y Leon
Appellation Ribera del Duero
Winery Vivaltus
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2017
Drinking as of 2023
Drinking till 2032
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 94
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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