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Characteristics of Ganko
Ganko is a red wine from the D.0 Rioja produced by the winery Olivier Riviere.
Ganko is a blend of the varieties Garnacha (80%) and Mazuelo (20%). The grapes originate from very old wines between 60-80 years old located in Cárdenas (Rioja Alta), and planted at an altitude of 600 meters.
This traditional winemaking process using whole bunches and local yeast. The varieties are fermented separately in containers that can hold up to 500 and 3000 litres, subsequently are macerated for 20-30 days.
Lastly, Ganko is aged for 16-18 months in used French barrels of 300 and 600 litres capacity (75%) and new oak (25%).
SightCherry red full bodied, with garnet reflections.NoseGood aromatic intensity with a predominance of red fruit mixed with balsamic and toasted notes.TasteOn the palate it is tasty and pleasant. Passing is wide and enveloping, with sensations of red fruit combined with mineral tones. Persistent finish.
SightCherry red middle layer and garnet rim.NoseFruity notes, raspberry and blackberry. Hints of violets on balsamic and earthy background. Aromas of aging.TasteTasty and fruity. Medium bodied and friendly. It has good acidity and has a good ending: large and persistent. Distinctly mineral taste.
SightA picota cherry colour, medium-robe.NoseComplex aromas of redcurrents and blackberries which intermingle with spices.TasteSmooth and velvety on the palate. Its ripe tannins and aromas of red fruit flood into the retro-olfaction. As well as the fruit aromas of tobacco, truffle and resin are noticed.
La Rioja is one of the most important areas of wine production in the world. It has a long history, and exceptional soils and climates. From the Tempranillo and Grenache varieties they make great red wines that are masterfully aged which demonstrates the experience passed from generation to generation.