La Rioja Alta is one of the most resolutely traditional of the region’s bodegas. It was founded in 1890 by a consortium of five families. La Rioja Alta excels in classically styled Reservas and Gran Reservas which are given considerable cask ageing. What sets this bodega apart from other traditionalists is that the wines succeed in retaining striking vigour and fruit whilst undergoing their lengthy period in cask. They are released for sale only when fully ready to drink and always have an air of graceful maturity about them.
Hosted in conjunction with Direct Wine Shipments the evening sets to be a superb evening of food and wine.
Arrival – Conde de Caralt Cava NV
Garlic Portavogie Prawns, Serrano Ham, Almond & Parsley Salad Pazo de Seoane Rosal, Rias Baixas, Spain
Braised Pork Cheek, Chorizo & Romesco Finca San Martin Crianza 2016, Rioja, Spain
Salt Aged Lamb with Roasted Tomato & Fennel Seed Shepherd’s Pie La Rioja Alta Viña Alberdi Reserva 2014, Rioja, Spain
Knockdrinna Meadow, Grilled Olive Sourdough La Rioja Alta Viña Ardanza Reserva 2009, Rioja, Spain
This event takes place on Wednesday 22nd January from 7pm in the Grill room, James St.