Friday 8th of February
£99 per person
La Rioja Alta is widely recognised to be one of the finest wineries in the region and known for defining the traditional oak-aged style of Rioja. We are delighted that Francisco, Brand Ambassador of La Rioja Alta is joining us to guide us through their incredible wines.
We are matching a 7-course tasting menu with 8 of Rioja Alta's wines including old vintages of 904 from magnum as well as introducing the new vintage of there new Rioja, Martello. This will be a fascinating dinner that will give a 20-year view of Rioja.
Background on La Rioja Alta
La Rioja Alta is widely recognised to be one of the finest wineries in the region and known for defining the traditional oak-aged style of Rioja. Founded on July 10th 1890 by five families, the descendants are still all important shareholders to this day. Indeed Guillermo de Aranzabal, president of La Rioja Alta, is the fifth generation of his family to work in the business. La Rioja Alta owns four wineries – two in Rioja, one in Rias Baixas and one in Ribera del Duero. The company owns 554 hectares, 392 of which are in Rioja. There are two grounds on which La Rioja Alta remains firmly traditional - it only uses American oak, and indeed makes its own barrels, and also releases its wines comparatively late to other producers having aged them in both barrel and bottle and only putting them on the market once they are ready to drink. The Estate’s most celebrated Gran Reserva is the 890, which is named after the founding date of the winery, and the 904 marks the date when the Ardanza winery was merged with La Rioja Alta in 1904. A company steeped in history, three of the company’s wines are named after members of the founding families – Alberdi, Ardanza and Arana.
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