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PEPE YLLERA RIBERA DEL DUERO BY YLLERA 2018

We work hard to curate wines that our customers want to drink, not what we want them to drink, but we can’t help oueselves, “Pepe Yllera Ribera Del Duero By Yllera 2018 is a wine you will want to drink!”

This wine is HEAD-SWIMMINGLY DELICIOUS—and despite its seriously impressive pedigree its price is incredibly low—under $23/bottle.

The star power behind this bottle is ex Pétrus winemaker Jean-Claude Berrouet, who was head winemaker for 44 years at the iconic estate. The appeal of this wine is its finesse, aromatics and minerality which conveys power by way of persistence. This wine is HEAD-SWIMMINGLY DELICIOUS—and despite its seriously impressive pedigree its price is incredibly low—under $23/bottle. Pair with meat stews, roasts and sausages. Buen provecho!

Bottle and wine glass of Pepe Yllera Ribera Del Duero By Yllera 2018 on a table with servings of cheese.

WHAT THE CRITICS SAY

94 Points
Sommelier Choice Awards, 2020

91 Points / Best Buy
Penin Guide, 2021

Gold Medal
Berlin Wine Trophy, 2021

“Yllera could very well be a completely different project from 2016 onwards, as a result of their collaboration with Jean-Claude Berrouet of Petrus fame in their new venture called Vivaltus. But what they experienced with Berrouet changed the approach for all their wines, including the whites, which are seeing a complete transformation. They might need a little more time until everything settles down. I tasted some unbottled samples, and some wines are not clearly defined if they are Vivaltus or Yllera, and the change might take time to permeate the cheaper ranges, but Yllera is in the major leagues now…” – Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate

Yllera is in the major leagues now…” – Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate

PEPE YLLERA RIBERA DEL DUERO BY YLLERA 2018: CHARACTERISTICS

BODY /  STYLE / OAK / Full-bodied / bold, intense, earthy,  floral, fruity and mineral / oaked

SWEETNESS / Extra Dry

CELLARING / Drink now or cellar

BEST PAIRINGS / Cured Meat, Hard Cheese, Red Meat, Veal roasted

TASTING NOTE / “The unbottled 2018 Pepe Yllera now has some Cabernet Sauvignon blended with a majority of Tempranillo that matured in a mixture of 225- and 500-liter oak barrels and tinajas (amphorae) for around six months. This is completely different from the wines from before 2016; it’s clean, floral and elegant, with integrated oak and very good freshness. This is still an approachable and highly drinkable red with a harmonious palate and clean, bright flavors. It showcases Yllera’s transformation. There are 177,000 liters of this, which means good availability and superb value!” – Luis Gutierrez, Wine Advocate, Dec 2019

DELIVERY / Complimentary

Cellar of Bodega Yllera, producer of Pepe Yllera Ribera Del Duero 2018.
THE PRODUCER: BODEGA YLLERA

A LITTLE HISTORY

Yllera was founded in 1970 and is strategically located in Rueda. Yllera has vineyards in the key areas of Castilla y León including Ribera del Duero as well as in Rioja. The Yllera family has been making quality wines for 6 generations.

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