HARD FACTSWINE NAME: Las Vinas de Eusebio PRODUCER: Olivier Riviere APPELLATION: Rioja GRAPE VARIETIES: 100% Tempranillo FERMENTATION TANKS: Concrete YEASTS: Natural MACERATION: 25 days MALOLACTIC: Done in barrel AGED IN: French oak; Barrique and Tonneau AGED FOR: 24 months CLARIFICATION/FILTRATION: None ALCOHOL CONTENT: 13,5 TOTAL PRODUCTION: 800 ALTITUDE: 550 SOIL: Lime stone YEAR PLANTED: 1930 DENSITY: 3.000 YIELD: 500 grams/vine VOLUME: 75 cl
BOTTLES PER PACKAGE: 6 PACKAGING TYPE: 6 BOTTLE SEALING: Natiural
If post modernist Rioja exists, then this is the star. Tightly wound and elegant, showing absolutely no signs of over ripeness, excessive extraction or lofty oak treatment. Naked yet intense, this beauty is destined for greatness.
The Wine’s Story
Sourced from a single vineyard in Rioja Alavesa, this set a new benchmark for Olivier Riviere. Amazingly aromatic and tightly structured, the Eusebio will require patience in order to realized its true potential. Aged for 24 months in mostly neutral barrels, its acidic profile and red fruit flavors offer connoisseurs a new beginning from this renowned wine producing region.
When exploring Rioja in recent years, plenty of “modern” wines are being released, offering internationalized flavors, dominated by toasty oak and rich fruits, but limited amounts of what we aim for; sincerity and a true sense of place. Las Vinas de Eusebio offers just that in spades.