The 3rd Gourmet Club Wine Tasting: Rioja Passion!

Escrito el 14 julio 2009 por Alumni en Affinity

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The Gourmet Club organized on June 4th the third wine tasting in collaboration with Grupo Peñin and Bodegas Bretón. The tasting was dedicated to Rioja wine discovery and was driven by José Mª Ryan, Bodegas Bretón resident oenologist.  

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Bodegas Bretón

Founded in 1983 by local businessmen led by the Bretón Cata Bodegas Bretón Rioja 058.jpgfamily, its modern facilities can now be visited in Navarrete, where the “Loriñón” range is produced, alongside the top reds that gave the winery its good name, especially Dominio de Conté. The firm has a hundred hectares of its own vines located in Rioja Alta and currently manages 4 wine brands: Alba de Bretón, Pagos del Camino, Dominio de Conté and Loriñón.


Cata Bodegas Bretón Rioja 006.jpgCata Bodegas Bretón Rioja 031.jpgWith an average vine age well over 25 years and strict control of yields and harvesting, Bretón maintains a high level of structure and fruit intensity within a traditional style reference.

The following wines were tasted:


1.- LORIÑÓN BLANCO FB 2007Cata Bodegas Bretón Rioja 011.jpg

2.- L5 DE LORIÑÓN 2005





Thanks to José Ryan’s explanations, the participants from 8 different nationalities had the opportunity to discover the differences between these wines of different maturity stages as well as from different terroirs and grape species. In addition, during the two hours, they were able to acquire the wine tasting techniques and were able to enjoy further more these magnificent wines. 

The Gourmet Club would like to thank Grupo Peñin, Bodegas Bretón and José Ryan to make this great event happen.


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