Red Wine Vivanco Reserva 2012
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Produced by Bodegas Vivanco, the grapes were separately harvested and meticulously vinified. The Tempranillo was reaped at the beginnig of October, while the Graciano harvest took place along the whole month.
Carefully harvested and kept in cold storage for 24 hours immediately after they were brought to the cellar, fermentation and maceration took place in little French oak vats with mild pump-overs. After that, this Spanish red wine was aged for 24 months in new and 2nd year French oak barrels.
Blended and aged for a furher period of time in French wooden vats, Vivanco Reserva 2012 finally spent 24 months in the cellar prior to its commercial release.
Complex and age-worthy, this Reserve red wine will evolve beautifully over the next 6 years.
Interestingly, the label reproduces a still-life painting by the great Spanish cubist painter Juan Gris.
The red wine Vivanco Reserva has an intense, bright, medium-high garnet-coloured robe with a cherry-coloured rim.
At first, this blend of Tempranillo & Graciano suggests some deep toasted notes, alongside aromas of liquor-infused black fruit and some spicy remembrances (cinnamon, clove and pepper). As this wine from La Rioja opens, there appear rich hints of underbrush, smoke and fine leather.
Intense and complex. This Rioja red wine has a warm core and a velvery texture. The juicy red fruit is intertwined with notions of toast and pepper, as well as hints of balsam and tobacco. Bold and well-structured, this wine by Bodegas Vivanco has some lively tannins and great acidity. Long finish with some fruity and smokey remembrances.
|Our personal opinion||
Mature, but not already at its peak, Vivanco Reserva 2012 pairs marvelously with stews and game dishes.
Vivanco Reserva 2011:
Enterwine 93. Parker 92. Wine Spectator 92.
Vivanco Reserva 2010:
Parker 92. Peñín 91. Enterwine 92.
Dinastía Vivanco 2008:
Wine & Spirits 91. Wine Spectator 90. Peñín 89.
Dinastía Vivanco Reserva 2007:
Gold Medal - Tempranillos of the World Wine Contest
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||30 minutes before serving|
|Type of ageing||Months in French oak barrels|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||24|
|Other guides||Tim Atkin: 92.|
|Name of Award||Mundus Vini 2018: Gold Medal.|
|Percentage of variety||Tempranillo 90%, Graciano 10%.|
|Pairings||Aged cheeses, Birds, Chocolate cake, Cured cheeses, Game animals, Mushrooms, Red meat with gravy, Roasted foods, Roasted red meats, Roasted white meats, Rosted piglet, Stews, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Complex and Elegant, Very intense and inky|
|Occasion||A special occasion, Because you deserve it, Family reunion, To bring to an engagement|