Distinctive young rioja with high scores at Peñin and Parker
Accessible red wine, lots of fruit, great with cold dishes, meat dishes or - slightly chilled - on the terrace.
Garnacha is the 2nd most planted grape in this popular northern Spanish wine region. But farmers call her 'La Maldita', literally translated: the accursed one, because she is difficult to cultivate and also gives a low return. Rafael Vivanco does not shy away from the 'cursed' and even makes a particularly attractive wine from it. The hand-picked grapes come from relatively cool vineyards, thereby preserving beautiful fruit flavors and fermenting in large tanks. Only 10% ripens for a few months in small oak barrels. The final assembly also has plenty of spicy and succulent 'garnacha' fruit and a soft taste nuance of the very light testable oak.