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
— 12 days ago
Robe rubis foncée
Nez réduit puis tapenade fruit noire sanguin
Bouche fraîche avec peu d alcool et de la vivacité belle bouteille encore jeune — 19 days ago
Grass flavor. Green apple with Lemon? Comfortable acidity. Still fresh. Picking it up from refrigerator, temperature is too low to enjoy it. Then I could feel rich feeling on suitable temperature, by 6 years aging. It is getting better over time, one hour, aroma is quite better with nuts flavor. 2014 @1200, Fwine - XH, 201019-201024 — 11 days ago
A very nice rosé. deferlante 3 — an hour ago
Approachable, natural, but still with subtlety. Among my favorite Beaujolais of the past couple of years. Highly recommended. — 5 days ago
Hits you with cherry and finishes with strawberry. Nice and full with a dry aftertaste. — 12 days ago
Had it right before Valentine’s Day. I still remember the taste and smell of it. — 17 days ago
Dry Farm Wines. Really good. Imported by Floraison selections Emeryville CA — 10 days ago