Meeting Emmanuel Ivars, our winemaker

Emmanuel Ivars joined the Ferratus team as a technical director a year ago. He was born in the Loire Valley (France). There and in the Burgundy region, he studied viticulture and oenology and in 1992 he settled in Ribera del Duero, where he worked as a winemaker and technical advisor in different wineries and denominations in Castilla y León.


It has its own style of making wine “from the terroir and the meticulous work of the vineyard, I seek to highlight the typicality and aging capacity of the tempranillo”.

Emmanuel consider FERRATUS wines “aromatically very expressive. His elegance is undoubted, and his palate is full of strength and personality. FERRATUS AØ is a medium-range wine, which is evolving beautifully the first 5 years of his life. However, FERRATUS and FERRATUS Sensations, are wines with a much longer evolution capacity. The important challenge is to make them pleasant in 3 or 4 years, but can continue to improve in the bottle for more than 10 years.”

He has plans for our wines and together we walk in this project: “I want the wines of Jiménez Caves to have a magnificent harmony; from its deep color, associated with a wonderful raw material, silky tannins, exquisite freshness and an intense fruity expression. We work a lot from the field, respecting the terroir, pampering the fruit in our cellar, selecting the noblest woods of my country. I think that the combination of tradition with avant-garde oenology is essential to make FERRATUS something different and unforgettable for the lover of great wines. ”