Olivier Riviere La Bastia 2019, one of Riojas young guns and a big part of the postmodern revolution of the region. Le Bastid is a 90% Viura, 10% Garnacha Blanca, fermented and matured in 500 liter French oak barrels.
With resemblance to a good Burgundy the wine opens up with ripe white stonefruit (plum juice, white peaches) and a lemongrass herbiness. Followed by a whiff of toast and nuts that lies over a stoney minerality. Good energy on the palate with a fresh acidity and savoury qualities on the mid palate that brings dimension and complexity through the finish.
Paired with an improvised salmon and shrimp casserole in a mushroom infused velouté topped with fried parsley and sourdough croutons.
Serve it at 10-12 degree in a burgundy glass
— 11 days ago
2017 vintage — 22 days ago
Dry farmed savory white. $12. Great wine for the value. Daniel loved — 6 days ago
Husky, breathy on first pour. Ok I mean musky. Pretty delicious, hard attack softens to mellow but bright finish. Maybe a little sticky. — 10 days ago
One of our yakima wines. Deep flavor but light and cooling to the tongue. Light tannins and light fruit but still full flavored. Really good! — 19 days ago
Smells like a cherry but is dry! — a month ago
This is so refreshing and tasty. Became creamy after awhile. This tastes like creamy apples. — a month ago
100% white Garnacha , concrete eggs . This is stunning !!! New Rioja I love it — 21 days ago