Red Wine Vivanco Crianza 2016

Crianza red wine from La Rioja. Blend of Tempranillo, Graciano and Maturana aged for 16 months in oak and for 6 months in the bottle.
Crianza. 16 Months in French and American oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 13º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Graciano, Maturana, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Vivanco
ñ 91 90 90

Availability: In stock

€8.55
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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.

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Appearance

The red wine Vivanco Crianza has an intense, bright cherry colour with violet tinges.

Nose

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.

Palate

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.

OTHER VINTAGES

Vivanco Crianza 2014:

Enterwine 90.

Vivanco Crianza 2012:

Enterwine 91. Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2016 - Gold Medal.

Vivanco Crianza 2010:

Peñín 91.

Year 2016
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Ageing Crianza
Type of ageing Months in French and American oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 16
Peñin Score 91
Enterwine's Score 90
Media rating 90
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
Reviews
2 Reviews
vivanco crianza
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This winery deserves respect. Wines like this one are super nice and yet afforable.
Review by (Posted on 11 June 2018)
Vivanco
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The bottle is wonderfully old-fashioned. The content is wonderfully lively and yummy. A super-top value!!
Review by (Posted on 9 November 2017)
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