Rioja, the most recognizable and famous wine region in Spain, is the focus of March’s wine class at The Granary on Thursday, March 6th. We will be taking a look at the region’s history from the middle ages, to the first “modern period” when the influence of the Bordelais changed the regions course in the mid-19th century, to the second “modern period” in the late twentith Century when Rioja delved into a more international style, creating a divide between classical and modern producers. We will also explore the differences in climate between the sub-regions of Rioja and the expression of the wines from its different soil types. Our goal for this class is to show the age-ability of both red and white wines from Rioja, and to show the many different food pairing possibilities that the region’s wines have at the table.
Here’s a sneak peak of a few of the wines we will be tasting:
Remelluri, Rioja Alavesa, Tinto, Grand Reserva, 1999
Remelluri, Rioja Alavesa, Reserva, 2003
Ostatu, Rioja, Tinto, 2010
This class will be the start of our Month of Spanish Wines through-out Fearrington Village, where we will be showcasing the great diversity of amazing wines Spanish wines at each of our restaurants. More details on this soon!
I hope to see you there!