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Event Date Thursday, January 11, 6 - 7:30 pm
Event Type Wine Tasting Seminar
Big Red Spain: Priorat, Riberia del Duero, and so much more
Spain boasts a varied viticultural landscape from varied climates, to varietals and approaches to winemaking. Vines have been cultivated since Roman times, and the nation has more vineyards than any global wine producer. With all the variety and innovation that have swept Spain since the turn of the century, it’s easy to lose sight of what put Spain on the map in the first place – Powerful, elegant, and ageworthy wines featuring Tempranillo, Garnacha, and their blending partners.
Rioja is still the cradle of traditional Spanish winemaking, and Ribera del Duero – with superstars like Vega Sicilia and Pingus – still boasts some of Spain’s most coveted wines. In addition to these two iconic regions, we will explore Priorat – where French influence is creating rich and structured wines rivaling the best of Bordeaux and Châteauneuf-du-Pape, and Toro – a relative newcomer to the scene that is taking Tempranillo to new heights.
What unites these regions is balance: acidity and freshness are increasingly being prioritized over brute strength and high alcohol. At the same time, the paradigm of lavishly aging wines in new French barrique is being toned down. Instead, modern Spanish winegrowers want to have their cake and eat it – the best red wines are both gloriously concentrated and yet refined, imbued with fresh acidity and poise.
Join us as we explore both the traditional and modern styles of Spanish Red Wine and enjoy offerings from iconic Bodegas and up and coming winemakers ready to take Spain and the world by storm.
Wines to be tasted:
2017 Can Feixes Blanc Seleccio $22.99
2016 Bodegas Mauro Fino de la Terra de Castilla y Leon $59.99
2016 Damana Crianza Riberia del Duero $39.99
2012 Finca Villacreces Crianza Riberia del Duero $45.99
2015 Hacienda Monasterio Ribera Del Duero $59.99
2020 Almanova Ribeira Sacra $39.99
2012 Quinta Sardonia Fino de la Terra de Castilla y Leon $69.99
2019 Celler Cal Pla Priorat Black Slate Porrera $24.99
2017 Bodegas Mas Alta Priorat Artigas $39.99
2017 Clos Erasmus Priorat Laurel (in Magnum 1.5 L) $199.99
This is a sample list from previous tastings. New wines TBA. More wines coming soon!
All prices listed shown are regular retail. Significant discounts offered on all wines at the tasting.
Due to the their highly allocated nature, some wines may change without notice.