Ribera del Duero Masterclass (Oxford)
Join us this December at St Peter’s for this special one-off wine tasting, exploring the wines of Ribera del Duero. This tasting is a must for any fan of robust red wines!
When most people think of Spanish red wine, only one name tends to pop up: Rioja. But Spain has always been more diverse than Rioja alone (on the “World of Wine” course, we always taste a wonderful, full-bodied Priorat from Catalonia, for example). However, only one other Spanish wine region seriously rivals Rioja in making top-notch reds from the Tempranillo grape, and that is Ribera del Duero.
Perched on Spain’s northern plateau at altitudes of between 700m and nearly 1,000m, Ribera’s climate can be harsh, with threats of late spring frosts and high summer temperatures. Since the 1980s, there has been a massive increase in interest in this region, thanks partly to innovative producers such as Alejandro Fernandez whose Pesquera wines have blazed a trail.
Tonight's tasting showcases some of Spain's most impressive oak-aged Tempranillo red wines, more exclusive and sometimes more expensive than Rioja. Thanks to the support of the Consejo (wine authority) of Ribera del Duero, we are delighted to share these special wines with you, all of which are red excepting the first which is a rosé:
- Martín Berdugo Rosado 2016
- Protos Roble 2016
- Legaris Roble 2016
- Portia Crianza 2014
- Arzuaga Crianza 2014
- Linaje Garsea Reserva 2011
- Conde de San Cristóbal 2014
- Valduero Una Cepa 2014
This tasting is a must-attend for all fans of Rioja and other full-bodied, spicy reds; any fan of Spanish wines would be mad to miss out on tonight's event, and finally all wine adventurers who love discovering new regions should be joining the queue for this one. As ever, they will be accompanied with delicious Spanish nibbles to help them down.
Places remaining: 9
Course Date/Time: Thu 7th Dec 2017 at 7pm - 9pm
Duration: 2 hours
Venue: St Peter's College, New Inn Hall Street OX1 2DL