Vivanco Rioja Rosado 2008
A new modern winery, Dinastia Vivanco make modern styled Riojas with the focus firmly on bright, juicy fruit flavours. Owned by the Vivanco family, the winery sits alongside what is generally regarded to be the world's greatest museum of wine. The Museum houses treasures acquired over two generations by the Vivanco family from ancient Egyptian art through to works by Picasso. The whole experience is testimony to an extraordinary family's passion for all things vinous. Vivenco Rioja Rosado shows very clear and bright strawberry pink with hints of redcurrant. There are rose, cherry and strawberry notes on the palate of this refreshing wine. Good balance and acidity makes this wine very easy to drink, so chill it and have a splendid evening.
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”.
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This wine is clear and bright, with a lively strawberry pink with hints of redcurrant. On the nose this offers strawberry, raspberry and cherry fruit notes, rose petals and a very slight hint of liquorice. On the palate this wine is fresh and rewarding, with a balance of fruit, acidity, alcohol and a generous, fruity finish.