This Spanish red wine is a very special addition to the single varietal collection of Bodegas Vivanco.
A unique wine, Colección Vivanco Parcelas de Maturana Tinta is made from an almost extinct indigenous grape from Rioja, namely Maturana Tinta. Interestingly, the latest DNA profiling has shown that it might be a distant ancestor of Cabernet Sauvignon.
Scattered over several plots, all of the vineyards are located on the banks of the Ebro river, near the town of Briones, sheltered from the northern winds by the Sierra de Cantabria mountain range.
Each plot was separately harvested. Once in the cellar, the grapes were selected twice, cooled down, destemmed and delicately crushed.
The resulting wine must was put into French oak vats, where it was macerated and fermented for 20 days using only indigenous yeasts. After that, it was transferred in new French oak barrels, where it completed malolactic fermentation.
Finally, Colección Vivanco Parcelas de Maturana Tinta 2015 was aged in new and 2nd year French oak barrels, where it was aged for 14 months, with periodic stirrings performed during the first 4 months.
This varietal Maturana Tinta was not filtered or clarified before its bottling, so it may present some sediment.
Decant this Crianza red wine from Rioja 1 hour before drinking. Drink until 2024+.
1,818 bottles produced.
The wine Colección Vivanco Parcelas de Maturana Tinta has a high, intense cherry-coloured robe with a garnet rim.
The Maturana Tinta grape has a truly distinctive, complex aromatic profile. Green bell peppers, some herbal and vegetal nuances and a rich display of sweet and exotic spices. At first the fruit lies somewhat understated on the background. As the wine Parcelas de Maturana de Vivanco opens, the fruit becomes prominent, and it combines with some mineral and forest-floor remembrances.
This red wine by Bodegas Vivanco is remarkably expressive. Fresh and palate-coating, full of nuance and subtleties. Coffee, balsam, spices, black fruit, crisp acidity and some delicately sweet remembrances. Long, complex finish. This wine makes one think of a Cabernet Sauvignon red, but with a slighlty wilder, deeper character.
|Our personal opinion||
Exuberant, lively and super well-crafted, Colección Vivanco Parcelas de Maturana Tinta 2015 shows that La Rioja offers more than meets the eye.
Colección Vivanco Parcelas de Maturana Tinta 2014:
Enterwine 95. Peñín 92. James Suckling 91.
Colección Vivanco Parcelas de Maturana Tinta 2011:
Enterwine 94. Peñín 93.
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||One hour before serving|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||14|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||No|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Birds, Bull meat, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Grilled red meats, Roasted foods, Sheep´s cheese, Specialty Spanish prosciutto , Stews|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Tasty with barrel notes, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Dinner with friends, To bring to an engagement|
This is quite special. Picture a traditional Cab. Sauvignon, and then add a grassy note and a rustic, sort of peasant touch. The result is very interesting. So is this wine.