Renowned winemaker Olivier Rivière has crossed over the Pyrenees, leaving his Rioja estate under the watchful eye of his brother (see here) and is heading back to his roots in Bordeaux. More specifically, Côtes de Bourg where he has produced his first cuvée from his predominantly Merlot vines.

Named after his daughter, Edina, his first ever cuvée is a nod to the first ever land of bounty - the Garden of Eden. His intentions are to restore the vines using biodynamic practices (and a lot of hard work) to their greatest potential having been commercially farmed for many years.

Thanks to a gentle northern exposure, (much like his vineyards in Rioja) Jardin D’Edina is a beautifully light expression of Merlot with remarkable fresh and fruity notes and good texture. Most of Olivier’s 10 hectares of vines are Merlot, but he has plans in the pipeline for some Cabernet France and Malbec on the horizon…so watch this space!

Vinification: 2/3 in concrete vats, 1/3 in old barrels. Soils are one part clay and limestone, the other Aeolian silt and gravel.

  • Red
  • Merlot
  • France, Bordeaux
  • Jardin D'Edina
  • Dry
  • 14.50%
  • Ready to Drink And Will Improve