50% Tempranillo and 50% Garnacha are folded together in this post-modernist Rioja version. High praise from around the globe are well deserved here, and lovers of individual wines will find a new favourite!
Stem-infused tannins, great purity and juice acidy are hallmarks in this special wine. We’re immensely proud to introduce this wine to restaurants, but in a way even more proud that Systembolaget has embraced it as well.
The gnarly vines behind this vivid and structured wine is old, ranging from 50-100 years of age. The high altitude, exceeding 900 metres above sea level, provides a continental climate with cold winters and hot summers, but even more importantly, severe differences between day and night. These changes in temperature variations fixate the color as well as deliver high acidity grapes. In a way, this wine encapsulates why Olivier Riviera is the real deal. Stunning value for money, considering its great aging potential.
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.
Rayos Uva is Olivier’s brilliant entry-level wine. It’s done in stainless steel tanks only, and is a very clever blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Mazuelo, sourced from vineyards in Rioja’s sub zones Alta and Baja. The Tempranillo from cooler vineyards in Rioja Alta brings acidity and grip, while the warmer climate in Baja adds lush and sexy fruit flavors.