Gala dinner: Thursday 25, at Herventia restaurant (21:00 h). Location: Portales, 61
Touristic activity (CATARTE): a special activity will take place on Friday 26 afternoon for those who decide to stay in Logroño after the end of the conference. Starting at 19:00 h. Location: Ruavieja, 18
Catarte is an event that takes place in a symbolic place located in Logroño’s old town. This event is all about art, wine and traditional food.
A tasting that perfectly pairs the best Rioja wines with a sampling of La Rioja’s finest gastronomy.
Location: Ruavieja, 18
On the 26th at 19:00 h., we will enjoy the following:
- Viña Ijalba, Logroño: Maturana Blanca, first wine in the world elaborated solely with Maturana Blanca. In its efforts to recuperate local native varieties Viña Ijalba began its ecological cultivation to the point where they were able to present this monovarietal wine. It is a very subtle wine, surprising both for its elegance and its persistence in the mouth.
- Olarra, Logroño: Cerro Añón, a wine with a complexed and elegant scent that has been achieved over its longterm barrel aging period. The winery’s philosophy of innovation reflects both in its architecture and wine production achieving a unique mixture of tradition and modernization.
- Vallemayor, Fuenmayor: Viña Cerradilla, a classic brickgarnet Rioja aged in the bottle which results in reducing aromas which are transformed into red fruit and liquorice hints when the wine meets the air. Vallemayor is a family winery that brings together the most modern technology with the traditional values inherited from the growers that preceded them. It will be its wine expert who will be conducting the conversation on the 26th.
Alongside these wines we will also taste the finest and most traditional La Rioja’s products, such as: Goat cheese, Chorizo, Iberian spicy sausage, peppers and fardelejos (a traditional dessert).
All this will be paired with blues music, performed by 3Devils, a Spanish band with a wide repertoire that flows between American music and blues, that shows both in their own songs and covers of Dylan, Waits, Calamaro, Redding or Garcia Lorca.
The length of the event will be 1h 30 minutes.