Red Wine Colección Vivanco Parcelas de Maturana Tinta 2017

Crianza red wine from Rioja. Varietal Maturana Tinta aged for 14 months in new French oak barrels.

Crianza. 14 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 15º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Maturana,
Wineries: Vivanco
P 90 94 92

Availability: In stock

€37.85
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This varietal Spanish red wine is a noteworthy addition to the portfolio of Bodegas Vivanco.

A unique wine, Colección Vivanco Parcelas de Maturana Tinta is made from an almost extinct indigenous grape from La Rioja, called Maturana Tinta. Interestingly, the latest DNA profiling has shown that it might be an 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 2017 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.

1,622 bottles produced.

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Appearance

The wine Colección Vivanco Parcelas de Maturana Tinta is deep cherry with a garnet rim.

Nose

Distinctive and 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 this varietal Maturana Tinta opens, the fruit becomes prominent, and some mineral and forest-floor remembrances also take stage.

Palate

This red wine of 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 2017 shows that La Rioja offers more than meets the eye.

OTHER VINTAGES

Colección Vivanco Parcelas de Maturana Tinta 2015:

Enterwine 94.

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.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 15-17ºC
Should this wine be decanted? One hour before serving
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 14
Parker's Score 90
Enterwine's Score 94
Media rating 92
Mono-Varietal Maturana
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
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Maturana
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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.
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