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Online Spanish Selection - The New Spain

Online Spanish Selection - The New Spain

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6 weeks 1 hour per week
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Event Description

Discover new wines from Spain – Elegant wines from little known, indigenous grape varieties. Terroir driven wines from recovered abandoned vineyards in a dramatic landscape. Authentic wines. Wines with a story. Spain has it all.

There is a lot more to Spain than the four Rs of Rioja, Ribera del Duero, Rias Baixas and Rueda.

In our next series of online tastings we explore why the wine world is so excited about the new generation of wines emerging from Spain.

Tasting two wines, side by side, every week we will explore a range of wine styles from across Spain. Over six weeks our tastings will include;

·         Trendy Garnacha from Madrid.

·         Rare grape varieties including; Alvarin, Doradilla and Pietro Picudo.

·         Exciting new wines from established regions, such as Malvasia from Rioja.

·         Old vine Mencía from the dramatic Sil river valley.

Full Programme

Week 1 – Grenache is having a bit of a moment let’s taste why.

Valautin Garnacha, Sierra de Gredos, Madrid and Nu Natural Coca i Fito Garnacha, Montsant

Week 2 – Spanish whites from native varieties are also causing a stir  

Valserrano Crianza, (Malvasia and Viura), Rioja Alavesa and Aloja Blanc (Macabeo and Grenache Blanc), Terra Alta, Catalunya

Week 3 – The importance of terroir. Old vine, single vineyard Garnacha Tintorera grown on different soils. 

Bodega Cano “Los Prados” and Bodega Cano “La Herrada” DO Almansa

Week 4 – New white varieties from emerging regions

VV Albaricus (Alvarin) DO Tierra de León and La Raspa (Doradilla) DO Axarquia

Week 5 – New red varieties from emerging regions

VV Galgo Negro (Pietro Picudo) DO Tierra de León and Obenza Tolo Do Xisto (Mencía) DO Ribeira Sacra

Week 6 – Exploring wine making. The same grape one with skin contact the other without.

Valautin Albillo Real, Sierra de Gredos, Madrid and Sking or Queen, Albillo Real, Cebreros, Madrid

The case of twelve wines for the course has been carefully curated with our friends at Kaltur, Newcastle’s specialist Spanish importer, restaurant and deli. The case is exclusive to this course and thanks to the support of Kaltur, is offered at a significant discount.

Case price (including local delivery) £199.00 - a saving of around £100 on the RRP.

These are special wines at a very special price.

Click to join the course and I will email you instructions on how to order your wine. And while you are ordering why not treat yourself and ask about Kaltur’s range of tapas to enjoy with your wine! 

The course starts on Thursday 13th June and runs for six consecutive Thursdays ending on Thursday 18th July. If you miss an evening then all sessions are recorded so that you can watch on catch up.

Now is the time to explore Spanish wine.