Tasting\t: The bouquet consists of mature red berries, with hints of smoke, vanilla, and spice. Well-structured in the mouth, this Crianza is expressive and meaty and possesses a good balance of red fruit and toasted flavors. The tannins are m ature and lead to an elegant, long finish. While this wine can be enjoyed now, it will also keep for 5-10 years.
Food Pairing\t: Ideal and versatile pairing for a wide variety of Mediterranean cuisine.Vivanco Rioja Crianza is bursting with red berries. Mild hints of smoke, toasted vanilla, and spice balance the fruit. A well-structured, meaty wine with mature tannins, this is elegant through the long finish. Vinified in French oak vats and aged for 16 months in previously-used French and Ameri can oak barrels, this wine will continue to evolve over the next several years. An ideal and versatile pairing for a wide variety of Mediterranean cuisine.The label depicts Joan Miro’s Le Troubadour painting, on display at the Vivanco Museum, that features a corkscrew. The bright brushstrokes convey the freshness of the wine. The 2008 vintage was named a “Top 100? by Wine Spectator.