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Vivanco Colección Parcelas de Graciano 2007

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91 Pts. Robert Parker

90 Pts. Stephen Tanzer

Grape Variety: 100% Graciano
Tasting Notes: Deep, almost opaque violet colour. Intense aromas of mulberry, plum and another black fruit, some herbal, bay leaf notes as well as mineral and floral, violet aromas to complement the fruit. Well balanced in the mouth with lots of fruit, soft tannins and a long, persistent finish.

Vineyard: “El Tablar de Zorraquín” Villamediana de Iregua (Rioja Alta) and “El Cerrado” Tudelilla (Rioja Baja)
Age of the Vineyard: 15 - 33 years old
Time of Harvest: 20 - 22 October
ltitude: 440 - 620 meters above sea level
Harvest Method: Hand harvested into small 10 kg cases, the crates were refrigerated in the winery´s cooling chambers to reduce the temperature of the grapes to 3 ºC.
Winemaking: Double sorting table, first bunches, then grapes, with a 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 using natural yeasts for 19 days. Malolactic Fermentation occurs in selected new French oak barrels that were gravity filled. Medium and light toasting levels.
Winemaker:  Rafael Vivanco

Alcohol: 15%
Volume: 750 ml.
Residual sugars: 2.3 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 8.9
Peak drinking: Now through to 2028
Best Served: Just below room temperature
Ageing: 18 months in new French oak from different coopers, using various sources of oak and toast levels. The wine remained on its lees throughout, with occasional bâtonnage in the first four months, but without racking. The wine was then bottled without fining or filtration.