We usually say that the land is not something we inherit from our parents, but something we receive on loan from our children. Therefore, plot by plot, we work every acre with care and affection, allowing us to control the production process from vine to bottle, working with the main native varieties of the Ribera del Duero region, Tempranillo and Albillo Mayor.

Thanks to the rigorous care taken since the first vines were planted in 1986, our vineyards produce very high-quality grapes. This, added to the growers’ dedication and care, and a wise selection of the clusters used, allows us to produce great wines, with a strong personality.

We usually say that the land is not something we inherit from our parents, but something we receive on loan from our children. Therefore, plot by plot, we work every acre with care and affection, allowing us to control the production process from vine to bottle, working with the main native varieties of the Ribera del Duero region, Tempranillo and Albillo Mayor.

Thanks to the rigorous care taken since the first vines were planted in 1986, our vineyards produce very high-quality grapes. This, added to the growers’ dedication and care, and a wise selection of the clusters used, allows us to produce great wines, with a strong personality.

Thanks to the rigorous care taken since the first vines were planted in 1986, our vineyards produce very high-quality grapes. This, added to the growers’ dedication and care, and a wise selection of the clusters used, allows us to produce great wines, with a strong personality.

LOCATION

The grapes used in the production of our wines come from the family’s own vineyards in Aldeyuso,,surrounding the winery, and from old vineyards in the most emblematic areas of the Ribera del Duero region, such as Sotillo de la Ribera, Hontoria de Valdearados, Moradillo de Roa or La Horra.

ALDEYUSO

These are Virtus’ own vineyards, which surround the winery. Its 8 hectares were planted by the family more than 30 years ago; it is an emblematic vineyard in Ribera del Duero because it was the first trellised vines planted in the area.

They are planted in sandy, loamy soil, which keeps its freshness in the lowest subsoil layers, where the roots can find the necessary water for the grapes to ripen slowly and progressively, allowing us to extend the date of the harvest to achieve the perfect grape.

SOTILLO DE LA RIBERA

There is documentary evidence that, as early as the 16th century, the village relied on the cultivation of vines and the wine trade. The soil in this area provides exceptional fruit.
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Sotillo de la Ribera, together with La Horra or Roa, is the original area where the Ribera del Duero wine region was first established (the Council finally settled in Roa), and where the people made a living from wine. Goblet vines planted on loamy clay soil result in a grape with the structure that has made Ribera del Duero famous, from which powerful and structured wines are made.

HONTORIA DE VALDEARADOS

These are emblematic vineyards, planted in plots over 850 metres above sea level, where some of the oldest vineyards in Ribera del Duero are located.

In the nearby town of Baños de Valdearados, there is a Roman villa featuring a renowned Bacchus-themed mosaic, hinting that there was already wine in the area 2,000 years ago. Its vineyards provide grapes that, in turn, produce more velvety, smooth and aromatic wines. The soil is lighter and fresher. With climate change, the area is currently booming, and more and more brand-name wineries are heading here to buy their grapes.

These vineyards also produce grapes of the Albillo variety. Well-ripened, the Albillo Mayor grape takes on a characteristic golden hue, like gold metal.

MORADILLO DE ROA

The vineyards are in a characteristic Castilian wasteland with river gravel soil, located 950 meters above sea level. The soil is made up of pebbles, which besides mineralising the future wines, facilitate drainage while retaining daytime heat, passed on to the plants at night.

These altitude, soil and gravel conditions are unique in the area, resulting in grapes that produce fresher wines with more marked acidity, which enhance the sparkle of their aroma and make them perfect for blending with other grapes.

LA UVA

Our grapes are the result of constant hard work in the vineyard. Our red wines are 100% Tempranillo, monovarietal wines, with a unique character and magnificent body, colour and acidity, exuding quality and exclusiveness, and allowing the drinker to capture the essence of their origin and careful production.

In its turn, the Albillo grape is the native white variety of Ribera del Duero and the basis of our white wine Virtus Blanco. It is an intense and complex grape, with a lot of pulp, and an elegant, glycerine texture, producing wines of great personality.

LABOUR

Our vineyards are cared for following environmentally respectful principles, mainly based on manual work, where green pruning to direct the future harvest is essential. The removal of lateral shoots in June and the stripping of surplus foliage at summer’s-end allow the sun’s rays to beam on the grapes.

Finally, during the thinning process, only the required number of clusters are allowed to remain on the vine to be harvested. In producing our wines, we prioritise a respect for the grape variety and its fruit over the ageing process.

Vineyards over 60 years old, in the heart of Ribera del Duero

Thanks to the rigorous care taken since the first vines were planted in 1986, our vineyards produce very high-quality grapes. This, added to the growers’ dedication and care, and a wise selection of the clusters used, allows us to produce great wines, with a strong personality.

LOCATION

The grapes used in the production of our wines come from the family’s own vineyards in Aldeyuso,,surrounding the winery, and from old vineyards in the most emblematic areas of the Ribera del Duero region, such as Sotillo de la Ribera, Hontoria de Valdearados, Moradillo de Roa or La Horra.

ALDEYUSO

These are Virtus’ own vineyards, which surround the winery. Its 8 hectares were planted by the family more than 30 years ago; it is an emblematic vineyard in Ribera del Duero because it was the first trellised vines planted in the area.

They are planted in sandy, loamy soil, which keeps its freshness in the lowest subsoil layers, where the roots can find the necessary water for the grapes to ripen slowly and progressively, allowing us to extend the date of the harvest to achieve the perfect grape.

SOTILLO DE LA RIBERA

There is documentary evidence that, as early as the 16th century, the village relied on the cultivation of vines and the wine trade. The soil in this area provides exceptional fruit.
.

Sotillo de la Ribera, together with La Horra or Roa, is the original area where the Ribera del Duero wine region was first established (the Council finally settled in Roa), and where the people made a living from wine. Goblet vines planted on loamy clay soil result in a grape with the structure that has made Ribera del Duero famous, from which powerful and structured wines are made.

HONTORIA DE VALDEARADOS

These are emblematic vineyards, planted in plots over 850 metres above sea level, where some of the oldest vineyards in Ribera del Duero are located.

In the nearby town of Baños de Valdearados, there is a Roman villa featuring a renowned Bacchus-themed mosaic, hinting that there was already wine in the area 2,000 years ago. Its vineyards provide grapes that, in turn, produce more velvety, smooth and aromatic wines. The soil is lighter and fresher. With climate change, the area is currently booming, and more and more brand-name wineries are heading here to buy their grapes.

These vineyards also produce grapes of the Albillo variety. Well-ripened, the Albillo Mayor grape takes on a characteristic golden hue, like gold metal.

MORADILLO DE ROA

The vineyards are in a characteristic Castilian wasteland with river gravel soil, located 950 meters above sea level. The soil is made up of pebbles, which besides mineralising the future wines, facilitate drainage while retaining daytime heat, passed on to the plants at night.

These altitude, soil and gravel conditions are unique in the area, resulting in grapes that produce fresher wines with more marked acidity, which enhance the sparkle of their aroma and make them perfect for blending with other grapes.

LA UVA

Our grapes are the result of constant hard work in the vineyard. Our red wines are 100% Tempranillo, monovarietal wines, with a unique character and magnificent body, colour and acidity, exuding quality and exclusiveness, and allowing the drinker to capture the essence of their origin and careful production.

In its turn, the Albillo grape is the native white variety of Ribera del Duero and the basis of our white wine Virtus Blanco. It is an intense and complex grape, with a lot of pulp, and an elegant, glycerine texture, producing wines of great personality.

LABOUR

Our vineyards are cared for following environmentally respectful principles, mainly based on manual work, where green pruning to direct the future harvest is essential. The removal of lateral shoots in June and the stripping of surplus foliage at summer’s-end allow the sun’s rays to beam on the grapes.

Finally, during the thinning process, only the required number of clusters are allowed to remain on the vine to be harvested. In producing our wines, we prioritise a respect for the grape variety and its fruit over the ageing process.

Vineyards over 60 years old, in the heart of Ribera del Duero