Red Wine Vivanco Reserva 2012

Reserve red wine from La Rioja, made from Tempranillo and Graciano and aged for 24 months in barrels and for 24 months in the bottle.
Reserva. 24 Months in French oak barrels
Percentage of Alcohol: 14º
Bottle size: 75 cl
D.O.: Rioja
Grapes Varieties: Graciano, Tempranillo,
Wineries: Vivanco
P 91 91 91

Availability: In stock

Product Description

The elegant and excellently priced Vivanco Reserva is made form a blend of Tempranillo (90%) and Graciano (10%).

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.

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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

Year 2012
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? 30 minutes before serving
Ageing Reserva
Type of ageing Months in French oak barrels
Number of months aged in Barrels 24
Parker's Score 91
Enterwine's Score 91
Media rating 91
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
2 Reviews
great reserva
I value very much the fact that this winery releases a wine at a perfectly mature state, ensuring that you can enjoy it at its absolute best. 5 stars.
Review by (Posted on 13 March 2019)
Reserve Vivanco is my kind of Rioja. I like those flavours of amarena cherries, cinnamon and clove... By the way, kudos for the speed delivery and the perfect packaging!!
Review by (Posted on 9 November 2017)
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