Dinastía Vivanco Crianza 2007

Winery: Dinastía Vivanco
Region: DOCa Rioja
Type of Wine: Red wine
Aging & Type of Oak:
Aging took place in French and American oak barrels that range in age from 2 to 5 years for 16 months, plus 6 months in bottle.
Annual Production(in bottles): 660,000
Awards & Recognition:
Wine Advocate (June 2010), 87 Points.
U.S. Importer:
Opici Wines
(201) 689-3256

Tasting Note

Oak barrel notes of cinnamon show up in the nose of this wine; coffee notes that derive from heavily toasted barrels are lurking too. But everything is in balance, even if the wine is still evolving, as black and red cherries and currants marry up with those toast notes. The tannins are relatively soft throughout, and there is a gentle lingering blueberry, barrel-tinged finish. Drink in the next several years.

Wine Description

The vineyards are located in Rioja Alta. Fermentation took place in French oak vats giving the wine added depth. It was aged in a combination of French and American oak barriques for 16 months, followed by an additional 6 months in bottle.

About the Winery

Dinastía Vivanco is the culmination of the one of the most ambitious wine projects Spain – and perhaps the world – has ever seen, consisting of a museum, educational center, and modern winery. This triumvirate of wine resources was built according to the vision of passionate collector and wine merchant Pedro Vivanco, one of Spain’s first enologists and the third generation of Vivancos in the wine business – his grandfather was a “cosechero” who began selling wine door-to-door in 1915.

Visit their website: http://www.dinastiavivanco.com
Accepts Public Tours
Public Tasting Room

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