Aromas of red berries, particularly strawberry and raspberry, with hints of licorice root and roses. Fresh and fruity on the palate with generous red berry flavors. It is a well-balanced and clean wine.
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.
2013 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
"Strawberry, cherry and generic red-fruit aromas lead a standard, healthy feeling palate. This wet, fresh but simple rosé offers peach, raspberry and slightly bitter finishing flavors." Wine Enthusiast 86 points (2012 vintage)
|Ideal with vegetable-based pasta and rice dishes and delicately prepared white meats.