Tuscany vs Ribera del Duero Dinner, Thursday 6th June 2024

Tuscany vs Ribera del Duero Dinner, Thursday 6th June 2024

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Tuscany vs Ribera del Duero Dinner, Thursday 6th June 2024

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Throughout their histories, Tuscany and the Ribera del Duero have been prized among in-the-know collectors. Though leading estates in both regions have explored wines crafted from Bordeaux varieties, they are also recognised as the homeland for two iconic native grape varieties: Sangiovese for Tuscany and Tempranillo for the Ribera del Duero. Join your expert host, Michael Dabbs, in our intimate Townhouse dining room for a special evening featuring some of the greatest wines of Italy and Spain.  

For this unique dinner experience, we will pit the very finest wines from each region against one other and allow you to decide which wines come out on top. The first course will showcase Sangiovese and Tempranillo from two of the great pioneering winemakers in their respective regions – Telmo Rodriguez and Giovanni Manetti.  

Our second course will feature two exceptional wines that represent the best of modern Tuscany and Ribera. The singular Cabernet Sauvignon-Sangiovese blend that is Solaia will go up against the top cuvée of Dominio del Aguila, the Peñas Aladas Gran Reserva, made by Jorge Monzon. With a stint at Domaine de la Romanée-Conti on his resumé, Jorge is one of the most exciting young Spanish winemakers around.  

The main event of the evening will be an incredibly rare opportunity to try a magnum of the highly acclaimed 1995 Masseto alongside Spain’s effective “First Growth” red wine, Único, by the legendary Vega Sicilia. 

Our Executive Chef, Stewart Turner, will devise a sumptuous four-course menu to accompany. 

Wines to be tasted

Apéritif: 2014 Gramona, Imperial, Corpinnat, Brut, Spain 

2020 Matallana, Telmo Rodriguez, Ribera del Duero 

2017 Flaccianello della Pieve, Tenuta Fontodi, Tuscany 

2010 Peñas Aladas, Gran Reserva, Dominio del Águila, Ribera del Duero 

2012 Solaia, Antinori, Tuscany 

2004 Único, Vega Sicilia, Ribera del Duero 

1995 Masseto, Tuscany from magnum 

Dress code: smart casual 

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Join us for one of our fine dining evenings. A perfect way to find out more about a specific wine region or style, or to simply relax over a more leisurely affair absorbing the knowledge of your expert host over several courses of the finest food and wine.

Food will be prepared in-house by our fantastic team, with Head Chef Stewart Turner at the helm; while our range of wine specialists will guide you through the glass in your hand.