Rioja Rayos Uva Olivier Riviere, Biodynamic Rioja, Joven style, no oak, juicy and fresh, lovely core of sweet fruit, notes of earth and leather, superb. Outstanding un-oaked Rioja, freshness abounds in a swirl of mouth coating pure Tempranillo fruit. A beautiful example of how to capture the pure fruit potential of this noble Spanish variety that is so often covered with American oak and sweet vanilla nonsense.
Olivier is a master of expressing ‘terroir’ and varietal character rather than wine making. Like many other biodynamic pioneers, he allows the wine to make itself. The results reveal the potential of Tempranillo and the hot Rioja region to produce wines of freshness and vitality. Rioja Rayos Uva is laden with young red fruits, black cherry, plum and a slight note of fig. It is slightly earthy beneath, but fresh, fresh, fresh! Lovely wine. If you really, really like Marques de Riscal, don t bother with this….it is far too cool for you!
|Biodynamic, Natural, Organic
|Approximately one year in steel
|10 - 20,000 bottles
|Would age very nicely over the medium term, 5 years approximately