Saturday, October 21st from 2-5pm – This week, we’re pouring the legendary wines from Spain’s La Rioja Alta Estate and beyond. For fans of traditionally-styled, complex Spanish wines, this is a tasting you don’t want to miss.
Formed in 1890, La Rioja Alta is one of the top quality-oriented producers in Spain. In addition to making world class Riojas, the firm has also purchased prestigious properties in other top viticultural zones throughout the country. Join us as we present you with three wines from three different properties including a stunning Albarino, a world-class Rioja, and a powerful Ribera del Duero. You’ll be amazed at the quality to price ratio on all of these wines. Taste, learn, and save every Friday at Table Wine.
All of the featured tasting wines are being offered at 20% off by the bottle on tasting day! All sales must be tendered by the end of business on Friday unless other arrangements are made. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
1. 2016 Lagar de Cervera Albarino (Rias Baixas, Spain) – Owned by La Rioja Alta S.A. since 1988, Lagar de Cervera produces some of the finest dry white Albarino in Spain. This wine particularly stands out for its great aromatic intensity, with marked hints of stone fruit (peaches) and white fruit (ripe apples and quinces) against a citrus background of lemon tree leaves. Big, flavoursome and fresh in the mouth, with a well-integrated acidity.
2. 2010 La Rioja Alta Vina Alberdi Reserva (Rioja, Spain) – Year in and year out, this is one the top values in classic Rioja. 100% Tempranillo, the wine was aged for 24 months in American oak before being bottles in 2013. “This is the younger of their wines, with even some red berry aromas and spicy oak, quite harmonious. The palate is lively, balanced and polished, with tasty flavors and bright acidity. Delicious.” – Luis Gutierrez – Wine Advocate – 91 points
3. 2013 Bodegas Aster Ribera del Duero Crianza (Ribera del Duero, Spain) – Owned by La Rioja Alta since the 1990’s, this is 100% Tinta del Pais (the local name for Tempranillo) aged for 22 months in French and American oak. “The straightforward and fruit-driven 2013 Crianza is a classical Ribera del Duero: clean, modern and with nicely integrated oak. It’s pure Tempranillo aged in French oak (70% new) for 22 months. The palate is approachable, balanced and fresh, very good for the year.” – Luis Gutierrez – Wine Advocate – 90 points
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