La Rioja Alta

The Society’s April 2020 tutored tasting will feature the full range of La Rioja Alta

 

La Rioja Alta continues to be one of the benchmarks for traditionally produced Rioja wine. Established in 1890 at the same spot where their head office sits today, their three Reserva Wine brands, Alberdi, Arana and Ardanza are named after the founding families, all three of which remain shareholders. The company still maintains traditional Rioja winemaking practices whilst embracing many of the new technological advances.

It is unusual for a great bodega of Rioja to own vineyards, but La Rioja Alta own 360ha from which they can source top-quality grapes, resulting in excellent fruit and richness throughout their wines. Tempranillo dominates the plantings, complemented with a small proportion of Garnacha and Graciano vines.

 

  • Date & Time: 6.30 for 7pm, Thursday 30 April 2020 (to be confirmed)
  • Venue: Harrogate Masonic Hall
  • Cost: £40 pp inclusive of two-course supper. Tickets cost only £35 if purchased before 31 March
  • Places Left: Fully subscribed

The Wines:

  1. La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza 2009 en magnum (£38.00 HMWS)
  2. La Rioja Alta Vina Ardanza Reserva Selección Especial 2010 (£22 HMWS)
  3. La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Reserva 2009 (£21.50)
  4. La Rioja Alta Vina Arana Gran Reserva 2012 (£15.00 HMWS)
  5. 2009 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 904 (£36.00)
  6. 2004 La Rioja Alta Gran Reserva 890 en magnum (£126.80)

Supper Menu

Tio Pepe En Rama 2019, Gonzales Byass (on arrival)

Cod fillet lemon and a caper butter – Albarino 2018, Lagar de Cervera  (La Rioja Alta)

Strawberry cheesecake

Tea/Coffee

Reservations

  1. Benson, Renna (3/1/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  2. Blow, Anita (18/12) Credit refund 27/3/20
  3. Buckley, Rob (18/12) Credit refund 19/3/20
  4. Buckley, Pauline Credit refund 19/3/20
  5. Durrant, David (3/12) Refund 18/3/20 (Credit)
  6. Durrant, Pat Refund 18/3/20 (Credit)
  7. Greenwood, Jane (9/1/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  8. Goldsmith, Steven (9/1/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  9. Goldsmith, Julie Credit refund 27/3/20
  10. Goulding, Peter (10/1/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  11. Guthrie, Ashley (10/2/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  12. Joslin, Charles (15/1/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  13. Joslin, Ann Credit refund 27/3/20
  14. Lee, Tony (3/1/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  15. Lees, David (25/2/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  16. Longman, Judith (18/12) Credit refund 27/3/20
  17. McFarlane, D (12/3/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  18. McFarlane, G (12/3/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  19. Murphy. Peter (15/1/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  20. Murphy, Carol Credit refund 27/3/20
  21. Pratt, Simon (13/1/20) Credit refund 27/3/20
  22. Pratt, Sue Credit refund 27/3/20
  23. Shore, John (1/1) Credit refund 19/3/20
  24. Shore, Pat (1/1) Credit refund 19/3/20
  25. Stewart, A (8/1/20) Credit refund 23/3/20
  26. Stewart, E Credit refund 23/3/20
  27. Trewhella, Jane (18/12) Refund 18/3/20

Deposit Paid (£10)

  1. Wilson, Les (26/11) Credit refund 27/3/20
  2. Wilson, Mandy Credit refund 27/3/20

Interested

  1. Owen, R
  2. Owen, G
  3. Bent, Gail
  4. Scullion, David
  5. Scullion, Sylvia

Valpolicella Raffle At Rioja Tasting

Three 50cl. bottles of Tedeschi Recioto della Valpolicella Classico 2010 from the Society’s surplus wines will feature in a raffle at the April La Rioja Alta tasting. The retail price of a half a bottle is £34.99 but the Society sourced the wine at £29.62. Raffle tickets cost £1 each and will be sold at the tasting. Members who are attending the event can purchase tickets online now.

 

 

(Updated 30 June 2020)