Deep garnet colour. Powerful and complex aromas of ripe red and black fruit, foral notes, graphite, toffee, chocolate, and a well integrated oak infuence. The taste is fresh, intense and expressive, with soft tannins and a long fnish with lots of smooth, ripe fruit.
Wine Enthusiast 91 points - Tight on the nose, with dense aromas of black fruit, leather, dried cheese and earth. It’s also fairly smoky and lively, with textured tannins, a generous mouthfeel and complex flavors of berry, pepper and spice. A lively, forward style made from Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha and Mazuelo.
Wine Advocate 91 points - Dinastia Vivanco’s flagship wines are labeled Coleccion. The 2007 Coleccion Vivanco 4 Varietales is a blend of Tempranillo, Graciano, Garnacha, and Mazuelo (with the percentages subject to change from year to year). It offers up a toasty nose with a hint of coconut along with an assortment of red and black fruits. Smooth-textured, concentrated, and lengthy, it has enough structure to evolve for 2-3 years but can be enjoyed now. (Jun 2010)
15 % Graciano
|Wine maker notes
|The Coleccion wines from Dinastia Vivanco are limited-production wines that capture the essence of traditional Rioja grape varieties and their cultivation in extraordinary terroirs. The personality of each wine is distinguished on the label by an original piece of art from the family’s collection on display at the museum.
This single-vineyard, powerful wine with complex aromas of ripe red and black fruits accented by florals is backed by well-integrated hints of toffee and cocoa. Fresh and expressive on the palate with great acidity and soft tannins, this blend of 4 native varietals is packed with smooth, mature fruit through the long finish. Aged in new French oak barrels for 20 months following vinification in large French oak barrels, this wine is blended before bottling.
|70% Tempranillo, 15% Graciano, 10% Garnacha, 5% Mazuelo
|Best served just below room temperature as an excellent match for sirloin medallions with grilled apples and a bittersweet sauce, as well as any roast or grilled red meats.