GRAPE: Tempranillo, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot.

APPELLATION: Ribera del Duero DO.

VINIFICATION: Exhaustive grape selection both manually and through an optical selector. Each parcel is vinified separately in 24 different vats using the force of gravity. Fermented by indigenous yeasts and minimizing the presence of oxygen. Barrel aged in new extrafine French oak barrels (20%) and second use ones (80%) and seeking freshness, finesse and elegancy rather than over-extraction and over-concentration.
Aged 11 months in extra-fine grain French oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES:  Fresh, elegant, tense wine. 10% of the wine has been aged in ovoid polymer tanks; which contributes to the final assemblage aromas of red and floral fruits, perfumed and elegant, with a lively, concentrated mouth, with fresh nuances and pure flavors. It is a modern wine, from high altitude vineyards, with a continental climate, with an amazing final balance.

FOOD PAIRING:  Ideal for grilled red meats, stews, lamb and small game. Elegant dishes as braised beef cannelloni.


  • 93 pts by Robert Parker (Wine Advocate); Vntg 2016.
  • 94 pts by Tim Atkin; Vntg 2016.

Tech Sheet:


The history of VIVALTUS is closely linked to the origin of people, grapes and ideas. In those ingredients is where it all begins. That is the meaning of our continuous effort to achieve the highest quality and to create an exceptional wine that excites.

Ramón Martínez, Jesús Yllera and José Yllera: three men with a long family winemaking tradition who joined forces in the 1980s to share a challenge, in the spirit of doing something different, and better, in the Rueda region.

The Yllera family, descendants of a long winemaking family tradition. Ramón Martínez, grandson of the founder of Bodegas Berberana in La Rioja. They were united by a common project that they expanded over time, going on to make wines in other DOs and PGIs.

Today it is the brothers Marcos and Carlos Yllera who head the winery’s team, together with Ramón’s children: Beatriz, César and Montxo Martínez, the latter also an oenologist. Together, they built their passion for producing a unique, different, exciting, and timeless wine: a true icon.

In the 2010s they began their search for excellence in Ribera de Duero, one of the appellations with the greatest potential in Spain. They share this project with a renowned master: Jean-Claude Berrouet, considered by many as the finest winemaker in the world.