Aclamado por todos los críticos más prestigiosos, estamos ante un ribera de clase mundial. A partir de privilegiadas viñas viejas plantadas a una gran altitud, nace este memorable tinto elegante, fino, intenso y cautivador. El enólogo de la bodega Montxo Martínez con el asesoramiento de Jean-Claude Berrouet son los responsables de esta joya de la meseta castellana.
Viñedo y elaboración
Opinión de los críticos
What a début! Even given the distinguished track record of consultant Jean-Claude Berrouet, this is a remarkable wine. Elegant and refreshing, it has very fine tannins, floral top notes, subtle oak and just a hint of leafiness from 10% Cabernet Sauvignon
The eponymous 2016 Vivaltus was really impressive. I was already amazed at the unbottled sample, and the finished wine seems even better! It's a blend of Tempranillo with some Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, mostly from old vines. It fermented in stainless steel with neutral yeasts and aged for around 12 months in French barriques, 20% of them new. But there's no oak in the nose, which is ethereal and perfumed, elegant and nuanced, with notes of violets, wild berries and herbs. The palate shows ultra-refined tannins and comes through as beautifully textured, with a fine, chalky minerality, very good precision, clean and focused flavors and a long, tasty finish. This is really amazing. 16,000 bottles were filled in July 2018. Prices had not yet been set, but when I first tasted it some 16 months ago, they were talking about something around $150...