23 Jan 2014 Back

Esporão & Bodegas Tobía to exhibit at Decanter Tasting

Join Bodegas Tobía & Herdade do Esporão at The Decanter Spain and Portugal Fine Wine Encounter at the Landmark Hotel on 22nd February 2014 

Grand Tasting: 11am-5pm


Located in the heart of the Alentejo region, the Herdade do Esporão Estate was established in 1267. Having passed through various families and Counts of the region, the property has been owned by the Roquette family since 1973.  Their first wine was bottled in 1985.

Herdade do Esporão are keen to preserve what is genuine and traditional, but seek to combine this with innovation. At the heart of all Esporão projects is the preservation of the environment and biodiversity. 

Wine production is overseen by the well respected and highly experienced winemaker David Baverstock, who is at the forefront of modern Portuguese winemaking. His philosophy is to create authentic and exciting wines, taking full advantage of Portuguese heritage and grape diversity and combining it with a contemporary approach.

Bodegas Tobía

Bodegas Tobía is a recent newcomer to Rioja. Established in 1994, its founder and moving spirit is Oscar Tobía, who comes from a local family of wine growers based in San Asensio. His aim is to make original and distinctive wines which also respect their origins – Rioja – but with a modern slant. Oscar was the first person in Spain to create a barrel fermented rosé wine. He continues to produce innovative wines which are highly acclaimed and rewarded around the world, and often used as benchmark examples by the Rioja Institute.?

Oscar has undertaken several research projects, both on his own behalf and for the benefit of the wider winemaking world; these include the role of micro-oxygenation in winemaking, and the development of ‘smart’ vats where the Carbon Dioxide produced by fermentation is used to pump over the must.

This event is open to the public with tickets costing £40pp 
Available through the Decanter Website



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