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Vivanco Blanco 2015



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Vivanco Viura-Tempranillo Blanco-Maturana Blanca. The first wine in Rioja to be made with this unique blend. Using traditional Viura as a basis and main variety (50%), the wine includes, for the first time, two minority grapes which are exclusive to Rioja: Tempranillo Blanco and Maturana Blanca. The three varieties come from estate-owned vineyards grown by the Vivanco family in different terroirs across Rioja.

Pale-yellow with green hues, clear and bright. The nose is expressive and intense with aromas of citrus, green apple and white peach underscored by elegant floral hints. The taste is fresh, with good, balanced acidity. Some tropical fruit notes and citrus flavours prevail on the finish.

Food Matching: Wonderful served chilled as an aperitif or equally paired with meaty fish dishes, rice dishes such as seafood paella, or roasted vegetables.

Grape Variety: 50% Viura, 35% Tempranillo Blanco, 15% Maturana Blanca

Region: DO Rioja Alta, Spain
VineyardEstate-owned vineyards in Briones, Rioja Alta (Viura, Tempranillo blanco and Maturana blanca) with a marked Atlantic influence, and Tudelilla, Eastern Rioja, in a vineyard at an altitude of 700 meters above sea level in the Sierra Carbonera (Tempranillo blanco and Maturana blanca). 

Age of the Vineyard: 18 years old
Time of HarvestThe Tempranillo blanco and Maturana blanca during the second week in September and Viura, at the end of the month. Picked by hand and taken in small crates. All the grapes are placed in a cold room for 24 hours before being processed on the sorting table. 

Altitude: 500-700m     

Harvest Method: Hand picked 
Viticulture & Winemaking: Each grape was vinified separately. After a brief cold maceration (between 6-10 hours), the free-run must is fermented in small stainless steel tanks at controlled temperatures (12-15 °C) to retain its full varietal expression. The wines remain in contact with their lees in tank for 4 months to preserve varietal aromas and acquire greater harmony and a buttery texture.
Oak Ageing: No oak.

Winemaker: Rafael Vivanco

Alcohol: 12.5% vol.
Volume: 750ml
Residual Sugar: 2.5 gr/ litre
Standard Drinks: 7.4
Best Served: 6°-10°
Cellaring:  Ready to drink now.