Top Rioja White and Red

7th Feb 2013 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The cream of currently available Rioja, both traditional and more modern, preceded by a couple of unoaked, star whites from Green Spain: a featherweight, fashionable, delicately spritzy Chacolí from the Basque Country at the eastern extreme of Green Spain, and a fine, tensile Godello from Valdeorras in Green Spain’s west. Plus two vintages of one of Rioja’s finest and most traditional white wines, Lopez de Heredia’s Viña Tondonia, with plenty of bottle age. Viña Ardanza, Contino, and Prado Enea are the top wines of their respective producers, La Rioja Alta, CVNE and Muga which we will taste from three great vintages, 2004, 2001 and 1995; and the Tobelos is an exceptional Reserva, with a modern accent. Wines of individuality, pleasure, and value.

 

Getariako Txakolina  2011  (Txomin Etxaníz)

Valdeorras Godello 2011  (Gaba do Xil)

Viña Tondonia Rioja Res 1996  (Lopez de Heredia)

Viña Tond. Rioja Gran Res 1991  (Lopez de Heredia)

Rioja Reserva 2008  (Tobelos)

Rioja Reserva 2006  (La Rioja Alta)

Viña Ardanza  Rioja Res.Esp. 2001  (La Rioja Alta)

Contino Rioja Reserva Especial 2001  (CVNE)

Prado Enea Rioja Gran Reserva 2004  (Muga)

Prado Enea Rioja Gran Reserva 1995  (Muga)

 

There will be ten wines, and some tasty tapas.                                                      

 10 Wines .......  £75.00

 

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