2016 Vivanco Rioja Crianza Seleccion de Familia

Year: 2016
Appellation: Rioja
Country: Spain
James Suckling: 90
Decanter: 91
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"Wild-lavender and purple-fruit aromas here with a fresh, purple-berry core. The palate is succulent, crunchy and firm."(JS)

"Packed with sweet red berry fruit, plums and vanilla spice with an underlying saltiness. Full, generous, persistent and defined." (DM)

Winery Notes:
Bright cherry-red. Intense aromas of fresh, ripe, red fruit, with spicy and licorice notes, accompanied by elegant toasty and smoky hints. Fresh and sweet in the mouth, with a very well-balanced, persistent and elegant mouthfeel.

Aged for 16 months in French and American oak barrels, with periodic rackings, followed by at least 6 months in the bottle-ageing hall.

Varietal Composition:
95% Tempranillo, 3% Graciano, 2% Maturana Tinta

Painter, sculptor, engraver and ceramist, MiroĢ is considered one of the foremost representatives of Surrealism. In Le Troubadour (1974), a picture displayed at the Vivanco Museum of Wine Culture, the freshness of the strokes, the dynamism, and the colourfulness used match with our Vivanco Crianza, a versatile, modern wine with fresh and ripe red fruit.