A Night with Luis Rodriguez:
Revival and Revelations in Ribeiro
Winemaker Dinner at Taberna de Haro
with The Winepress and Vineyard Road
Luis Anxo Rodriguez is both brilliant innovator and staunch traditionalist. The fruits of his labor are the almost-forgotten grape varietals of his native Ribeiro, a protected wine denomination in the northwest corner of Spain called Galicia. He is credited with resurrecting varieties such as lado, ferrol, caiño redondo among others back in the 80’s, a time when much of the wine world was swooning for high alcohol, densely-fruited, rich and sweet, dark purple wines. Luis’ old native vines produced wines that stood in stark contrast to this weighty mode. Native Ribeiro grapes carefully vinified with natural yeasts yield lilting, graceful, medium-bodied wines that are supple, fragrant, and elegant. His wines have not only a unique freshness, but also display that wine miracle that I crave: a lightness on the palate that seems impossible as you ponder the depth and layers of flavor.
I’ve long been a fan of Señor Rodriguez’ wines, and I’m honored to host him at Taberna de Haro on June 15th. Join us to taste the following wines and Galician-themed dishes.
2014 Os Pasas Blanco
Empanada de bacalao y pasas ~ Salt-cod & raisin empanada
2013 A Teixa Blanco
Pulpo a la gallega ~ Octopus with Spanish EVOO & sweet pimentón
2010 Escolma Blanco
Vieira en caldo de jamón ibérico ~ Scallop in Ibérico ham broth
2014 Eidos Ermos Tinto
Chorizo a la brasa ~ Grilled chorizo, cauliflower-garlic puré
2013 A Torna dos Pasas Tinto
Buey natural ~ River Rock Farm sirloin, roasted red pepper
$70 per person (plus tax & gratuity)
Reserve and pre-pay at 617-277-8272
*Text borrowed from Deborah Hansen of Taberna de Haro 999 Beacon St, Boston, MA
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