VivaltuS La Fleur 2016 The Wine Gate Shop
VivaltuS La Fleur 2016 The Wine Gate Shop
VivaltuS La Fleur 2016 The Wine Gate Shop
Spain

Castille-León – Ribera del Duero

La Fleur VivaltuS 2016

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WA - ROBERT PARKER

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The estate

Vivaltus is the high-end project in Ribera del Duero of the Yllera-Martínez families in collaboration with prestigious wine maker Jean-Claude Berrouet. Located in Curiel de Duero, in the very heart of the appellation, the winery combines the best technology with traditional methodology and the experience of one of the most iconic winemakers in history. The project is based on working with some of the best vineyards in the region, some of them planted more than a century ago, alongside very precise viticulture and wine making procedures.

VivaltuS represents something completely new in our beloved Ribera del Duero; a different, elegant and fresh wine, hedonist and long-lived, showcasing our terroirs, landscapes and vineyards in each bottle. Jean-Claude Berrouet.

The vineyard

The vineyards used in the assemblage of Vivaltus come from very diverse soils, orientations and altitudes which adds a lot to the complexity of our wines. The main two areas are the following: FUENTENEBRO: • Plenty of red clay in presence of decomposed granite. • Height: Between 900 and 1000 meters above sea level. • Vines between 80 and 100 years old. • Balanced grapes with great natural acidity and amazing elegancy. LA AGUILERA: • Sandy and calcareous-clay soils surrounded by pine woods. • Height: 840 – 870 meter above sea level. • Vines between 70 and 90 years old. • Grapes with outstanding finesse, freshness and fruitiness.

"Walking through our vineyards is like walking trough time, they have witnessed so much thought the last century and we are so lucky to be able to let them keep telling us stories through our wines today." Montxo Martínez

The Vintage

VivaltuS wines represent something completely new in our beloved Ribera del Duero: elegant, fresh and long-lived wines that showcast our terroirs.

The philosophy behind La fleur VivaltuS is to show a different profile of our terroir. Using the very same vineyards and parcels used in VivaltuS, we have managed to create a more accesible, direct and easier to understand wine, to be enjoyed by a wider audience. A different assemblage towards a different purpose.

The first winter months were dry and mild until February 2016 when the cold, frosts and snow arrived. Spring brought a good amount of rainfall with low temperatures, delaying vine sprouting until mid-April.

Summer was dry and cool, with wide thermal variation between day and night (from 35oC to 5oC in some plots) lowering PH, improving natural acidity and delaying ripening. Climate conditions in September and October were ideal and harvest began with perfect timing, on September 29th.

Information

  • Domain VivaltuS
  • Vineyard Ribera del Duero
  • Color
    Red
  • Vintage 2016
  • Classification Cosecha
  • Variety 97% Tempranillo
    3% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Culture Sustainable agriculture
  • Alcohol degrees14.5°
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Tasting Notes

Temperature

16°

Drinking window

2021-2050

Wine and food pairing