Ganko is a red wine made in Rioja by the French Olivier Rivière.
He has used Garnacha 80% and Mazuelo 20%, coming from old vineyards located in the town of Cárdenas (La Rioja). The wine has aged in a combination of barrels and foudres of 500 liters.
Ganko in Japanese means stubborn.
Cherry color, garnet rim. In nose aromatic wild herbs , earthy, spicy, ripe fruit, fruit to the liqueur. In mouth tasty and long, balmy, balanced and elegant.
Olivier Rivière is a natural French winemaker from the region of Cognac (France) trained in large wineries in Bordeaux. He arrived in Spain in 2004 and worked with Telmo Rodriguez, and in 2009 he began to produce his quality wines when he acquired some old vineyards in Covarrubias (Burgos) under the Arlanza Denomination of Origin. Since 2012 the Bodega Olivier Rivière Vinos also produces wines in La Rioja and Navarra, with a total of about 80,000 bottles between the 3 wine areas. In addition Olivier Rivière advises enologically to other wineries like Laderas de Montejurra in Navarre and Bodegas Lacus in Rioja.