Olivier Riviere ‘Gabaxo’ Tinto, 2020, 750ml



Gabaxo is Olivier’s only wine that blends fruit from a range of sites within Rioja. This is a 60/40 Garnacha / Graciano blend from Rioja Baja and Rioja Alta, fermented in stainless and then rested 9 months in 500L barrels. Gabaxo is a not completely flattering term for a French border jumper – a nickname that Bourgogne-born Olivier embraces with pride. Olivier considers Gabaxo to be his Côte de Nuits version of Rioja. Wild and stony, this fuller, fresher red teems with scrubby herbs, fragrant cherries, and ripe raspberries, all scented with cracked pink peppercorns, and framed with supple, lightly sticky tannins. Easy to enjoy this charmer, especially with herb-grilled veg / meats.

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