Seize the moment

No
TWO RAYS are alike,
because no
TWO VINTAGES are alike

El RAYO 2020

Nature has spoken. And it has not made it easy for EL RAYO 2020. A new ray that changes on the inside because it is a true reflection of its vintage and changes on the outside because after overcoming numerous adversities, its character has become more powerful, more energetic, much more vibrant.

It ´s a LIGHTNING… but it looks like a THUNDER

Every second in life is unique
and will never come back.

it’s for you
to decide

how and with who

you celebrate and share it

Seize
the moment

Because lightning
never
strikes twice
in the same place
.

Intense, electric,
daring

El Rayo symbolises the force of nature. All its energy, its character and its powers of seduction released in an instant. That’s its nature and that’s why it’s like that. Free and unattached.

Singular, unique,
magical

No two vintages are the same, nor are there two similar ways of making it. We do virtually nothing in the vineyard so that each year El Rayo reflects the conditions it has lived through.

OLARRA in
motion

Bodegas Olarra representa way of understanding Rioja wines with a look to the future. Without losing its hallmark features, the third generation of the family preserves the pioneering spirit of the founders of the winery 50 years ago and its clear philosophy. Always classical, always modern. Always in motion.

THE GRAPES

Significant presence of Tempranillo (85%) and
just the right touch of Mazuelo and Graciano (15%).

THE METHOD

Uvas procedentes de viñedos viejos de Rioja Alta, que ofrecen el fruto tal y como la naturaleza ha deseado. Grapes from old vineyards in the Rioja Alta which give us the fruit just as nature intended. Minimum intervention so that the characteristics of each vintage can express themselves with total freedom through the wine. Malolactic in new, American-oak casks in pursuit of finesse and roundness.

AGEING

14 months in new
American-oak casks.

TASTING NOTES

Complex aromasdue to the long period spent in the barrel and a balanced, elegant finish in which none of the fruit character is lost. To appreciate its intense cherry-red colour with violet hues you will have to get to know it from more close-up.

No
two Rayos
are the same

EL RAYO 2019

Vintage classified as Excellent. Rainfall at just the right times and extraordinary growing conditions throughout the whole year. This has all enabled us to obtain balanced wines with great aromatic intensity and very good colour extraction.

Despite being a complicated season, there were no major climatological setbacks, which allowed us to reach the ideal moment for picking. A moderate harvest, with less compact clusters and smaller grapes. Guarantee of maximum quality.

El Rayo 2019 displays good potential for ageing thanks to its outstanding structure, typical of the most traditional Rioja wines.

No
two Rayos
are the same

EL RAYO 2019

Vintage classified as Excellent. Rainfall at just the right times and extraordinary growing conditions throughout the whole year. This has all enabled us to obtain balanced wines with great aromatic intensity and very good colour extraction.

Despite being a complicated season, there were no major climatological setbacks, which allowed us to reach the ideal moment for picking. A moderate harvest, with less compact clusters and smaller grapes. Guarantee of maximum quality.

El Rayo 2019 displays good potential for ageing thanks to its outstanding structure, typical of the most traditional Rioja wines.

2020
EL RAYO
2020

EL RAYO

2020

THE VINTAGE

Very good rating. Complicated vintage due to adverse conditions during bud break, flowering and ripening. The vineyard was able to adapt to the inconveniences, while workers and growers overcame the difficulties caused by the pandemic.

THE GRAPES

Tempranillo (92%), Mazuelo and Graciano (3%), Others (5%).

THE METHOD

Grapes from old vineyards in Rioja Alta with minimal intervention on our part. Malolactic fermentation in new American oak barrels to enhance refinement and elegance.

AGEING

15 months in new American oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES

Dark red colour with cherry tones. Aromas of black fruits with smoky and leafy notes. On the palate, rounded entry, textured mid-palate with a pleasant, long finish..

2019
EL RAYO
2019

EL RAYO

2019

THE VINTAGE

Excellent rating. Rainfall at optimal times and extraordinary vegetative conditions. Complex season but without major setbacks. Moderate harvest, with less compact clusters and smaller grapes.

THE GRAPES

Tempranillo (85%), Mazuelo and Graciano (15%).

THE METHOD

Grapes from old vineyards in Rioja Alta, which are offered as nature intended. Minimal intervention in the vineyard and winery. Malolactic fermentation in new American oak barrels to achieve finesse and roundness.

AGEING

14 months in new American oak barrels.

TASTING NOTES

Complex aromas due to its long rest in barrels. Structured and elegant finish without losing its fruity character. Intense cherry red colour with violet tones. Good ageing potential.