Gabaxo, Rioja
Organic

Gabaxo, Rioja - 2018

Item # 46418 750mL
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Organic

Organic

Practicing Organic

Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.


Tasting Notes

Gabaxo is Olivier Rivière's blend from fruit from a range of sites in Rioja. The Tempranillo is from Rioja Alavesa, planted on a rocky, clay-limestone soil at an elevation of 500 m. The Garnacha is from a site near Cárdenas in Rioja Alta on red clay at 600 m.


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