Tasting of Wines of Ribera del Duero and Rueda
Ribera is Spain’s answer to Burgundy and the cradle of some of the best wines in the world!
Pedro Ballesteros Torres, Master of Wine From Decanter magazine
When: Sunday April 29 2-4 PM
Where: Pierre Loti Chelsea. 258 West 15 St at 8th Ave
Hidden in the high plains of Castilla y León in Northern Spain, the regions of Ribera del Duero and Rueda possess an unusual beauty. The landscape looks alternately like the beach, the desert or the moon. The climate is almost inhospitable to human life. But in these harsh conditions indigenous grapes such as Tempranillo and Verdejo thrive producing bold red wines of incredible depth and structure and herbaceous, aromatic whites, respectively.
The winemakers of D.O. Ribera del Duero and D.O. Rueda were locavore, artisanal, and sustainable long before those terms even existed. Their wines reflect an ancient tradition and a singular sense of place, yet have a timeless appeal that knows no borders.
On April 29 we'll have the privilege of tasting 8 wines. It will a unique opportunity to get to know these fantastic wine regions. They will be presented by Ivonne Hill. Ivonne is the Northeast Trade Representative for the Spanish wine regions of Ribera del Duero and Rueda, She holds the WSET Diploma in Wines & Spirits and travels the Notheastern US educating consumers and the trade about these classic wine regions, and their star indigenous Spanish grapes: Tempranillo, and Verdejo. Ivonne has worked in multiple areas of the wine industry, but is happiest touting the glories of Ribera del Duero and Rueda and being able to use her native Spanish language.