A combination Wine Museum and winery it was built by Pedro Vivanco one of Spain's first enologists and the third generation in the wine business. His sons continue that tradition with Santiago running the museum while Bordeaux-trained Rafael heads the viticulture and winemaking. The vineyards are planted above the 1600 foot level manually harvested and naturally cooled in their fully underground, aging cellar that houses 3500 barrels.
2011 DINASTIA VIVANCO RIOJA ROSADO
The Rosado is a blend of 80 [percent Tempranillo and 20 percent Garnacha from grapes gown in Rioja Alta (the finest area in Rioja). Manually harvested in October, the free run juice is cooled for a minimum of 30 hours and then separately fermented in small French oak vat for 18 days
" Lurid pink. Pungent aromas of cherry, raspberry and rose oil, with a spicy topnote. Lush and creamy on the palate, with broad red fruit flavors showing good heft. Bitter herb notes build with air and carry through a sweet, clinging finish." Steve Tanzer 87 points