Red wine, D.O Rioja (100% Mazuelo grape variety) aging 14 months in new French oak barrels from different coopers , toast and origins , without racking , remaining on its lees until bottling and performing periodic Bâtonnage during the first four months.
The wine is bottled unfiltered clarify so they can appear over time naturally occurring small rainfall .
Purple color , high layer with a maroon trim ink cup . Intense aromas of ripe black fruit ( berries ), red ( raspberries) , understory , fresh herbs , coffee , all surrounded by an earthy and mineral component . The palate is very fresh, fruity , balsamic , with soft tannins and a long finish , powerful, complex and persistent.
Bodegas Vivanco is located in Briones, a privileged enclave of La Rioja Alta, in the foothills of the Sierra de Cantabria and the River Ebro. A zone of mild microclimate and extraordinary calcareous clay soils. Around the winery we find Finca El Cantillo, which is named for the number of boulders on the floor.
Tempranillo is the main variety, but not the only one. In this vineyard we can also find other varieties we use in our wines: Graciano, Garnacha, Mazuelo, Viura, Malvasia, etc.
The winery, underground, is functional and aesthetic. The building was under the ground with the aim of eliminating the least of vineyard and to minimize the environmental impact for landscape conservation. By making the underground cellar, it could also favor conditions of temperature and humidity naturally balanced all year, essential for the preservation and wine aging in barrels or oak tino.
The wine pioneer spirit and Rafael Vivanco is reflected, in addition to its wines, experimentation and research on different methods of cultivation and processing, the use of minority varieties or aging in oak from different backgrounds.