Ribera del Duero
Bodegas Vitulia and their 11th century underground cellars are located in Aranda De Duero (Castile and León, Spain), a land of historic wines, which lies at the heart of the Ribera del Duero Denomination of Origin.
This is a family winery with a long tradition in the region. Today it is dedicated to using the most modern methods of wine production.
The secret to producing their critically acclaimed and award-winning wines is their care for the vineyards, located in the best areas of the Ribera, and for the re-growing of quality grapes to produce a great wine.
The winemaking process consists of hand picking only well-selected grapes. The grapes then arrive at the winery's facilities in small baskets weighing around 10kg to protect them from crushing by their own weight and to be put through a cooling process in industrial refrigerators.
The grapes then pass on the elevated conveyor belt to go through the crusher-destemmer, which removes the stems just as they enter the tank to prevent oxidation. Nitrogen is used in the tanks for an optimal fermentation and maceration process.
The use of the vertical press is a practice handed down from generation to generation. So is the selection of barrels with a composition of 70% French oak and 30% American oak, which gives complexity and elegance to the wines.
The winery adheres to this traditional, very strict method of winemaking to continue to offer products that help customers enjoy the authentic essence of Ribera del Duero.