La Rioja, the Spanish Bordeaux.
La Rioja is the Spanish leading red wine region due to its extraordinary conditions to grow high quality grapes and the revolutionary wine making methods they imported from Bordeaux in the XIX century. We will taste the Rioja Viña Ardanza Reserva 2005 Wine Spectator highest scoring Spanish Wine, which you can only find through collectors. It is 80% tempranillo 20% garnacha. 3 years in American oak barrels and 8 years in the bottle. It welcomes you with notes of cedar, coconut, cinammon and clove, but the most amazing thing is how the wine opens up with notes of tangerine. This is the only food tour in Spain that serves Viña Ardanza 2005.