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Holiday Wine Tasting with Bodega Lanzaga!

Wednesday, 22 November 2023 13:08

With Juniper Cooper and Bodega Lanzaga Luxury Brand Ambassador
*** Wednesday, November 29th * 4-6 pm @MetroWines

Bodegas Lanzaga Corriente, Bodegas Lanzaga LZ 
Bodegas Lanzaga Estate, Bodegas Lanzaga Tabuerniga 
and Bodegas Lanzaga Las Beatas

   Telmo Rodriguez is one of Spain’s brightest winemaking talents. He established Compañia de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez in 1994 to highlight notable vineyards throughout Spain planted with native grape varieties. In 1998, while working at his family winery, he started to buy old vineyards around the town of Lanciego. This was the catalyst for Bodega Lanzaga.

   The aim is to rediscover the ‘true’ historic taste of Rioja that he believes can only be achieved from the best sites. “We respect the capacity of generations of vine growers who observed these places and recognized their value”. Telmo is a vocal advocate for the potential of Spanish wine, believing it should sit at table with best of Burgundy and Bordeaux.

   Time spent working in France led him to question Rioja’s reluctance to acknowledge a wine’s origin, vineyard or village, on the label. “Our wines are not made by winemakers, they’re made by grape growers... Once you understand your place, you know how to work.” These are pure terroir wines, representing historical vineyards in the most transparent way possible.