Red Wine Vivanco Crianza 2016
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One of Rioja's modern classics, Vivanco Crianza is an excellently priced Spanish red wine that, besides the typical Tempranillo, also features Graciano and the recently recovered, indigenous Maturana on the blend.
Harvested by hand in early October, the grapes were first cold-macerated. After a light pressing, the wine must was put into little French oak vats, where it was fermented and macerated at a controlled temperature with periodic pump-overs.
The malolactic fermentation of this Crianza red wine from La Rioja was also carried out in those little vats, after which Vivanco Crianza 2016 was aged for 16 months in French and American oak barrels, with several rack-and-returns. Finally, the wine also known as Vivanco Crianza Selección de Familia was aged for a further 6 months in the bottle prior to its commercial release.
Interestingly, the label of this wine crafted by the Vivanco winery reproduces "Le Troubadour", a painting of the great Catalan artist Joan Miró.
The red wine Vivanco Crianza has an intense, bright cherry colour with violet tinges.
Pleasant and gentle, this blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Maturana smells of of strawberries and raspberries, nuanced by hints of toast and vanilla, some floral remembrances, a touch of balsam and a dash of liquorice.
Well-balanced and tasty, this Crianza red wine conveys typical notes of red berries, bluberries, spices and balsam. This Rioja red wine has a good acidity, ripe tannins and a medium, fruity finish.
|Our personal opinion||
A wine born to please - in the best sense of the expression -, Vivanco Crianza 2016 is well crafted and wisely aged.
Vivanco Crianza 2014:
Vivanco Crianza 2012:
Enterwine 91. Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016 - Gold Medal.
Vivanco Crianza 2010:
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Type of ageing||Months in French and American oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||16|
|Other guides||Decanter 91. J. Suckling 90.|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 95%, Graciano 3%, Maturana 2%.|
|Pairings||Cold meats, Cooked foods, Cow´s cheese, Cured cheeses, Grilled red meats, Grilled vegitables, Mushrooms, Pasta with red sauce and meat, Poultry, Red meat with gravy, Rice with meat, Risotto, Roasted foods, Roasted lamb, Roasted lamb ribs, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Sheep´s cheese, Stews|
|Taste||Fruity and Fresh, Tasty with barrel notes|
|Occasion||Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|