Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Blanco 2010
The Viura and Malvasia grapes were harvested from estate-owned vineyards in Rioja Alta. Tempranillo Blanco, a native variety that is exclusive to the DOCa Rioja and available only in very small quantities, was grown in Rioja Baja. Each variety was vinified separately in stainless steel tanks to preserve the integrity of the fruit. The wine is aged on the yeast lees for four months before it is blended and bottled.
The origins of the winemaking vocation of the Vivanco family date back to the year 1915; to the winemaking district of the village of Alberite, La Rioja, where Pedro Vivanco Gonzalez started to make wine for family use from his vineyards. In 1940 he bought a small wine cellar business in the same village. A curious caption had been carved over the door of that cellar reading: “he who walks by and is thirsty, if the door is, should enter and drink”.
Food Pairings for Dinastia Vivanco Rioja Blanco
Rioja Blanco, like many of the Old World’s most traditional white wines, is not ideal as a cocktail and one that seems to exist for food. When you add foods--fish, shellfish, even grilled fowl--the wine blossoms and displays its lemon, pear, and melon notes, along with a touch of dried pineapple.