Briones, La Rioja, Spain (PRWEB) November 23, 2011
The well known Wine Spectator magazine in the USA, one of the most influential on the world stage, has just announced that it has selected the Dinastia Vivanco Crianza 2008 amongst its list of Top 100 Wines of 2011. The wine made by Rafael Vivanco is the top ranked Rioja on the list, appearing at number 59, and one of only 7 Spanish wines to make the top flight.
The magazine gave the Dinastia Vivanco Crianza 2008 a 90 point rating, and praised the great value-for-money afforded by this wine from Bodegas Dinastia Vivanco, saying “This generous red is velvety and voluptuous, delivering flavors of plum, blackberry, chocolate and toast, with just enough acidity to stay lively”. Wine Spectator even went on to select this wine as a “Best Buy” for the month of October from amongst all the wines rated from around the world. This is in addition to the 90 point score awarded to the Dinastia Vivanco Crianza 2008 by Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate magazine, that described the wine as “elegant, fruity and well balanced”.
This latest recognition underscores the work carried out by Rafael Vivanco and his team in their reinterpretation of the classic categories of Rioja wines. The Dinastia Vivanco Crianza 2008 is a wine made exclusively from Tempranillo grapes selected from among the winery’s own 300 hectares of vineyards in the many zones of the Rioja region. The wine aged for 16 months in French and American oak barrels, and for more than a year in bottle, before being released.