To celebrate Spanish Wine Week in Ireland we’re super excited to present this masterclass focused on the wines of López de Heredia from Rioja.
Little about López de Heredia has changed in the more than 130 years since its founding. It occupies the same historic cellars and unlike most of their competitors, which are now owned by outside investors, López de Heredia is owned—and every detail of its operation is handled—by the family who founded it.
Most Rioja wineries buy grapes from dozens of small growers; but not López de Heredia. They own every inch of the vineyards that supply their wines. Only natural yeasts are used and there is no filtration. They still age their greatest wines in wood for six to eight years and even make their own barrels.
The bodega is now in the capable hands of the family’s youngest generation—Maria José, Mercedes and Julio César. Yet, still nothing changes. In fact, these three are as philosophically committed to the winery’s traditions as their parents and grandparents were before them.
On the evening our friend Rafa Salazar of Spanish wine specialist Vinos Tito will present a selection of wonderful wines from this legendary estate including aged whites, rosé and some of the most iconic red Rioja’s available, some so rare that they are no longer commercially available.
A light supper with a Spanish accent will be served on the evening.
€50 per person
Spaces are limited and should be booked and paid in advance.
April 09 2019