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Gabaxo

Olivier Rivière

Gabaxo Bottle
Appellation
Rioja
Variety
Garnacha, Graciano, Tempranillo
Age of Vines
20–65
Farming
Sustainable
Soil
Clay limestone, red clay, sand
Altitude
300-650 meters
Fermentation
Hand harvested, whole cluster natural yeast fermentation in concrete vats
Aging
12 months in foudre and 500L French oak demi-muids, vegan

Overview

Gabaxo is Olivier’s only wine that blends fruit from various sites within Rioja. The Tempranillo and Graciano are from Rioja Alavesa, planted on rocky, clay-limestone soil at 500 meters above sea level. The Garnacha is from Cárdenas in Rioja Alta on red clay at 600 meters and from Rioja Baja. Gabaxo is a not wholly flattering term for a French border jumper – a nickname that Olivier embraces with pride. Along with Bastid, Olivier considers Gabaxo to be equivalent to Côte de Nuits version of Rioja.

Ratings & Reviews

93

2018 Gabaxo

Source: JS

93

2018 Gabaxo

Source: WA

93

2016 Gabaxo

Source: VM

92

2016 Gabaxo

Source: WA

91

2014 Gabaxo

Source: WA

90

2013 Gabaxo

Source: WA

Rioja, Spain
  • Location
    Rioja, Spain
  • Appellation
    Rioja
  • Proprietor
    Olivier Rivière
  • Winemaker
    Olivier Rivière
  • Size / Elevation
    25 hectares / 350–1000 meters

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