96 points Luis Gutiérrez (Wine Advocate): "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...Drink: 2020-2030. (Dec 2019)"
96 points/'Podium Award,' Peñín Guide to Spanish Wine: "(97% tempranillo, 3% cabernet sauvignon, merlot). Colour: bright cherry, garnet rim. Nose: complex, expressive, spicy, mineral, fruit expression, ripe fruit, earthy notes. Palate: elegant, full-bodied, long, great length. (2022)"
|Region||Ribera del Duero|