Within Rioja there are some traditional bodegas (wineries) that have produced wine through the generations and typically craft their product in a more rustic and old-school expression. These estates emerged in the 19th century to supply France which was in the full phylloxera pandemic and therefore had a dramatic reduction on wine production.
Many of these estates were established in the train station district of Haro allowing ease of export transportation on the newly-founded rail networks. Examples of these bodegas include CVNE, Lopez de Heredia (Viña Tondonia), Muga, Gómez Cruzado and La Rioja Alta. Often their pinnacle wines are Gran Reservas with extensive ageing in American and French oak.
Jimmy will show a host of superb wines spanning over twenty years of ageing including exceptional vintages such as 2001, 2005, 2007 and 2011 as well as a few younger expressions.
Prefer to attend this tasting online? This tasting will also be hosted in our online format with samples delivered straight to your door on Thursday 2nd March 2023.
Wines on Tasting (8):
All of our wine tastings include a selection of meats and cheeses to enjoy with the wines on the evening.
The Wine Cellars, Fulham, SW6 2SG
71 Townmead Road (access via Big Yellow Storage), Fulham, London
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