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Vivanco Colección Parcelas de Mazuelo 2010

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89 Pts. Robert Parker

91 Pts. Stephen Tanzer

Grape Variety: 100% Mazuelo
Tasting Notes: Deep purple colour, with a bright garnet rim that clings to the glass. Intense and complex aromas of blackberry and other black fruits, red fruits such as raspberry, with an earthy, “forest floor” element in combination with herbal, coffee notes and marked minerality. Well balanced in the mouth with lots of fruit, balsamic notes, soft tannins and a long, persistent finish.

Vineyard: “El Castaño” Agoncillo (Rioja Alta) and “Martinete” Alberite (Rioja Alta)
Age of the Vineyard: 15/18 years
Time of Harvest: 24 - 26 October
Altitude: 355- 400 meters above sea level. 

Harvest Method: : Hand-picked 
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 during 19 days.  Malolactic Fermentation occurs in selected new French oak barrels that were gravity filled. Medium and light toasting levels.
Winemaker: Rafael Vivanco

Alcohol: 14.5 %
Volume: 750 ml.
Residual sugars: 2.2 gr/litre
Standard Drinks: 8.6
Peak drinking: Now through 2023
Best Served: Just below room temperature
Ageing: 14 months in new French oak barrels from different coopers, using various sources of oak and toast levels. The wine remained on its lees throughout, with occasional bâtonage in the first four months, but without racking. The wine was then bottled without fining or filtration.