New Rioja Tasting

29 November 2017 , 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM  | London

Rioja is one of the most famous wine regions in the world and yet most people know little about its rich array of terroirs, which are every bit as complex as those of Burgundy. These days the best producers are increasingly focused on expressing the characters of individual villages and vineyard sites and it’s transforming the image of Spain’s leading DOCa.

We are delighted to have assembled a panel that includes some of Rioja’s best winemakers - Miguel Merino Navajas of Bodegas Miguel Merino, Luis Valentin of Valenciso, David Sampedro of Bodegas Bhilar, Juan Carlos Sancha of Bodegas Juan Carlos Sancha and Sandra Bravo of Sierra de Toloño - to show their wines and talk about the past, present and future of Rioja.

The discussion will be chaired by Tim Atkin MW, who writes a comprehensive annual Rioja Report, and will be followed by a select walk around tasting.

The event will take place on Wednesday 29 November 2017 from 1600 to c. 1900 at The Institute of Masters of Wine, 6 Riverlight Quay, Kirtling Street (Off Cringle Street), London, SW11 8EA

The wines to be featured are:

Sierra de Toloño
NAHI 2016, Rivas de Tereso
Rivas de Tereso 2015
La Dula 2016
Blanco de Sierra de Toloño 2016
Sierra de Toloño 2015
Raposo 2016

Bodegas Bhilar
Phincas 2013
Phinca Phinca La Revilla 2011
Phinca Lali 2013
Lagrimas de Graciano 2016
Bhilar plots 2015
Phinca Abejera 2012

Valenciso Blanco 2016
Valenciso Reserva 2010
Valenciso "10 años después" 2005
Valenciso Blanco 2015
Valenciso Reserva 2008

Bodegas Miguel Merino
Miguel Merino Blanco 2016
Mazuelo de la Quinta Cruz 2014
Miguel Merino Reserva 2010
Unnum 2011
Miguel Merino Gran Reserva 2009

Bodegas Juan Carlos Sancha
Ad Libitum Maturana Blanca 2016
Peña El Gato Terroir Manolo López 2015
Peña El Gato Terroir Juan Carlos Sancha 2015
Peña El Gato Natural 2016
Ad Libitum Maturana Tinta 2014

Tickets: £30 for MWs, £40 for MW students and £60 for all other guests (all inclusive of VAT)

To book your place, please pay online following these instructions when prompted:
Invoice number: Insert your full name followed by ‘New Rioja’
Payment description: Insert your full name followed by ‘New Rioja’

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If you would prefer to pay by bank transfer, please contact Chloe Thompson for details.

All bookings are subject to the Events Terms and Conditions


Original photo credit: Tim Atkin MW 


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