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Vivanco Colección Parcelas de Garnacha 2008

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91 Pts. Robert Parker

93 Pts. Guía Peñín

90 Pts. Wine & Spirit Magazine

92 Pts. Stephen Tanzer

Grape Variety: 100% Garnacha
Tasting Notes: Deep black cherry colour. Good minerality and varietal aromas of redcurrant, raspberry and other red fruit as well as hints of wild herbs, lilac and balsamic notes. There is great freshness and roundness in the mouth with a long, delicate finish. 

Vineyard: “La Ladera de Zorraquín” Villamediana de Iregua (Rioja Alta) and “El Recuenco” Tudelilla (Rioja Baja)
Age of the Vineyard: 15 - 33 years
Time of Harvest: 24 - 20 October 2008
Altitude: 440 - 620 meters above sea level

Harvest Method: Hand-picked 
Winemaking: Double sorting table, first bunches, then grapes, with gentle destemming and pressing. Each parcel is vinified separately. Fermentation in French oak vats that were filled using gravity and without the use of pumps. Cold maceration and fermentation for 19 days using natural yeasts. Malolactic Fermentation occurs in selected new French oak barrels that were gravity filled. Medium and light toasting levels.
Winemaker:  Rafael Vivanco

Alcohol: 15.5 %
Volume: 750 ml.
Residual sugars: 2.2 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 9.2
Peak drinking: Now through 2021
Best Served: Just below room temperature
Ageing: 18 months in new 500 litre French oak barrels to preserva intensity. The wine remained on its lees throughout, with occasional bâtonnage during the first four months, but without racking. The wine was then bottled without fining or filtration.