Tasting at Home - Made in Spain: The wines of Northern Spain
This is Spain, but not as you know it. While Spain is known mainly for its red wines with a good dollop of oak, the cooler-climate north-west or ‘Green Spain’ is famous for its tongue tingling white wines prized for their freshness and verve. You'll enjoy tasting a premium Albarino which captures the spirit of the region. As you head east and inland the climate becomes more continental so black grapes dominate. We will introduce the region of Leon and taste a wine with you made from the traditional black grape variety Prieto Picudo.
No course on Spain would be complete without paying respect to Tempranillo, the king of black grapes in Spain. While you may recognise it as the main grape of the Rioja region, nearby Ribera del Duero is challenging Rioja for the Tempanillo crown. We'll explain the differences between wines from the two regions and then you’ll enjoy a comparative tasting of a premium Rioja alongside a very special wine from Ribera del Duero. You'll be joined by Miguel Eguren from the family owned Bodega, Sierra Cantabria who will share the secrets of their success. Which expression of the Tempranillo grape will you prefer?
Cataluñya may not be the 1st region you think of when you think of wine from Spain, but this vast and varied region is home to two of Spain’s classic wine styles; Cava and Priorat. Cava is Spain’s answer to Champagne and who better to explain what makes Cava so deliciously biscuity than a representative from leading Cava Producer Pere Ventura in the second ‘Meet the Maker’ of the course. Finally to complete your course on Northern Spain you’ll experience something very special, a wine made by former UK Sommelier of the Year, Franck Massard, who has cleverly applied his own creative flair and innovative approach to winemaking to the wines of one of the most traditional of Spanish regions, Priorat.
- Albariño DO Rias Baixas 2019, Mar de Frades (normal price £18.95)
- Trasto Tinto Prieto Picudo 2018, Bodegas LaOsa (normal price £15.95)
- Ribera del Duero Crianza 2017, Pago de los Capellanes (normal price £26.50)
- Rioja Crianza 2016, Sierra Cantabria (normal price £15.95)
- Tresor Brut Cava Reserva 2016, Pere Ventura (normal price £13.95)
- Humilitat DOQ Priorat 2016, Franck Massard (normal price £19.55)
The cost of the course is per device/household joining.
Places remaining: 3
Course Date/Time: Fri 15th Jan 2021 at 7pm-8.45pm
Duration: 3 Friday Evenings
Venue: Your home