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Rayos Uva 2017

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Rayos Uva 2017


  • Vintage. 5 Months in distinct containers
  • Bottle size:
  • 75 cl
  • Percentage of Alcohol:
  • 14


Enterwine Score 92
Media rating 92

Availability: In stock



Crafted by the young, but already famous French winemaker Olivier Rivière, Rayos Uva is a Spanish red wine produced  in Rioja.

This red wine is made from a blend of Grenache, Graciano and Tempranillo coming from low-yielding vines grown at an altitude of 650 metres above sea level. The soils are composed of sand and limestone and, moreover, are covered with pebble stones -similar to the legendary "galets" of Chateauneuf-du-Pape.

Produced only from the "free-run" juice, the grapes were destemmed and cold-soaked. Then the wine was fermented and, following the traditional procedure, macerated with daily pump-overs. Rayos Uva 2017 was subsequently aged on its lees for 5 months, beginning in stainless steel tanks and completing the process in old wooden vats.

Drink this red wine from Rioja by Olivier Rivière over the next 5 years.

Additional Information


The red wine Rayos Uva has a bright, medium-high cherry robe with a violet hue at the rim.


The ageing on lees clearly shows its influence in this young red wine from Rioja. Aromas of black fruit and hints of violets over an evocative background of dried herbs.


Fresh and tasty, with red and black fruit, mineral notes and some bitter touches. This red wine by Olivier Rivière is clean and well crafted, full of French finesse, the wine has supple tannins and a crisp acidity. Long finish with some undergrowth remembrances.

Our personal opinion

A different Rioja, young, fresh and straightforward. Rayos Uva 2017 is a wine that will please both the aficionado and the casual drinker.


Rayos Uva 2016:

Enterwine 92.

Rayos Uva 2015:

Enterwine 93.

Year 2017
Type Red
D.O. Rioja
Bottle size 75 cl
Serving tempurature 16-18ºC
Should this wine be decanted? No
Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming? No
Organic No
Is this product free of sulfites? No
Ageing Vintage
Type of ageing Months in distinct containers
Number of months aged in Barrels 5
Parker Score No
Peñin Score No
Our Score 92
Media rating 92
Other guides No
Name of Award No
Mono-Varietal No
Percentage of variety Tempranillo 50%, Graciano 35%, Garnacha 15%.
Pairings Cod, Grilled lamb, Grilled vegitables, Hamburgers , Mushrooms, semi-curred cheese
Taste Fruity and Fresh, Light, easy to drink, Lively and Fresh
Occasion Appetizer, Barbecue, Dinner with friends, Reunion with colleagues
  1. rays review by Millerand on 12/20/2018

    One of the best values out there. Amazing job by Monsieur Riviere!!

  2. UVa review by Culprit on 9/2/2017

    What the Frenchman Olivier Rivière has accomplished after only a few years in Spain is quite impressive. This is his entry-level wine, and it is simply delicious. It makes you wanna drink his top wines, some of which are very highly priced.

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