Contemporary Rioja meets traditional Rioja. Vibrant, juicy red and black fruits, with a dusting of herbs and spices. Sleek palate and chalky tannins.
Olivier Riviere’s 2020 Rayos Uva is as pure and vibrant as Rioja can be. It is produced from the area of Aldeanuva de Ebro (Rioja Baja). The blend is dependent on the vintage but usually includes Tempranillo, Garnacha and Graciano – percentages change each year. Following fermentation it is aged only in tank and bursts with juicy, bright fruit that has a refreshing crunch. The finish is delicious and vibrant. This is Olivier’s most popular wine and for good reason, it’s always a beauty and I think this 2020 is a serious qualitative improvement on the 2019 and again offers seriously great value for money! Andrew Guard – Importer’s Notes