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Olivier Riviere Gabaxo 2014 750ml
SKU 782595
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Olivier Riviere Gabaxo Red Blend 2014

Rioja Alta - Rioja - La Rioja - Spain

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Rated 91 by Robert Parker
The 2014 Gabatxo is almost a new wine as it's now a 50/50 bend of Tempranillo and Garnacha, and it used to be pure Garnacha. This is the only wine where different zones are mixed, as the Tempranillo is from Rioja Alavesa and the Garnacha from Rioja Baja, the Garnacha from Cárdenas that does not make it into the Ganko. It does feel really different; the Tempranillo brings some seriousness, focus and precision. It's not only a matter of a different variety from a cooler zone, it's also the fact that now he's working some with his own vineyards. It's very fine and elegant, and it's terribly tasty and fresh, perhaps mineral, almost salty and it makes you salivate. This is a cuvée on the way up. Awesome value. 12,000 bottles in 2014, and there will be a little more in 2015.
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Region: La Rioja

La Rioja is undoubtedly the jewel in the crown of Spain's wine regions, and the deliciously drinkable, complex and fascinating single red wines and blended wines of this special region have gone down in history as some of the finest on earth. La Rioja is located in the north of Spain, close to the Atlantic coast, but shielded from the cold and wet weather by the expansive Cantabrian mountains. As such, the climatic conditions in La Rioja are ideal for ripening the Tempranillo and Garnacha grapes used in the production of the fine red wines the region is famous for. Wineries in La Rioja take great pride in their heritage and traditions, and the winemakers of the region employ a range of time honored techniques alongside more modern methods to make the most of their superb crops each year.

Country: Spain

From the deep and intense Rioja wines, or the dry and refreshing Ruedas, from Tempranillos to Verdejos, the range and quality of Spanish wines is always going to impress and fascinate. With several thousand years of traditions and expertise leading the way, Spanish wineries are currently producing some of the most flavorful and interesting wines to come out of Europe, striving to overcome the reputation problems the country suffered in the mid to late twentieth century. Despite being one of the largest producers of wine in the world, with billions of bottles being filled each year, Spanish wine producers are more interested in quality over quantity than ever before. The results of this are some truly world class wines rivaling even the finest produce of France in regards to balance, character and flavor, gaining new fans and enthusiasts every day.