• The prestigious Italian regions of Barolo and Barbaresco take up the baton from Bordeaux, in an event to be held on Monday 8 May.
  • Around 500 professionals from all over Spain will be able to enjoy this encounter with wine tastings and exclusive activities in an unprecedented oenological twinning event.

Haro and Piamonte will be twinned on Monday 8 May at the Barrio de la Estación International Wine Encounters II: Barolo y Barbaresco gathering. A private event which will take place between 10:00 and 18:00, with around 500 Spanish professionals attending, specially invited to this second edition, following the success of the inaugural one with Bordeaux in 2022. BEIWE, promoted by the Asociación del Barrio de La Estación, fosters the international spirit of the bodegas of the Barrio, through twinning with houses from other highly prestigious winemaking regions with which they share vales and history.

“The bar was set very high for us after the great launch last year and that’s why, for this second opportunity, we wanted the two Italian winemaking regions of unquestionable international prestige, Barolo and Barbaresco, to accompany us, as we share so many things in common: the long history they have accumulated, the great ageing capacity of their wines, the respect for the family ethos, the prestige of their surnames, which distinguish the wineries, as well as the wealth they bring to their regions, retaining the rural population”, explained Manuel Muga,  president of the Asociación del Barrio de la Estación and vice-president of Bodegas Muga.

Thus, the six great wine houses which will travel to Haro and represent Barolo and Barbaresco at this event will be Cavallotto, Ceretto, G. D. Vajra, Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Grésy, Marchesi di Barolo and Roagna. “Six Piedmontese wineries which we have selected in particular fort he quality of their wines, their standing within these winemaking region and for sharing the exact same values as our bodegas of the Barrio de La Estación”   Manuel Muga noted.

Cavallotto is located in the heart of the Barolo region, on the Bricco Boschis hillside, and its fifth generation of the family manages 25 hectares of vines. For their part, Ceretto has 170 hectares of estate vineyards, 22 of which belong to the best cru of Barolo and Barbaresco, as well as having been the first to make white wine in a land of reds. G. D. Vajra has been growing the Bricco delle Viole since the 17th century, the highest cru of the Comune di Barolo and, in addition is pioneers in the application of organic agriculture. Tenute Cisa Asinari dei Marchesi di Grésy, the estate of the di Grésy family since 1797, also boasts a great location, as its four vineyards are situated on the hills of Langhe and Monferrato, and it is renowned for producing some of the best wines of Piamonte. Marchesi di Barolo, on the other hand, is one of the transalpine winemaking estates with the most history, as the home of the first Barolo and as having some of the most prestigious hillsides in the appellation. Finally, Roagna, whose journey began in the decade of the 1880s in the town of Barbaresco, looks after 15 has of historic vineyards.

Together with the Italian wines, the visiting professionals will also be able to taste a selection of the most special wines and latest offerings of the five bodegas from the Barrio which are taking part:  CVNE, Bodegas Muga, Gómez Cruzado, La Rioja Alta, S.A. y Bodegas RODA.

Complementary activities in the Bodegas of the Barrio de la Estación

The day is complemented by a programme of activities taking place in each of these five Rioja bodegas. In CVNE they will be able to enjoy different wines made from the viura grape, through their Monopole wines. Bodegas Muga, for their part, will offer a tasting in which they will be able to appreciate the diversity of the terroirs of their vineyards and how their differences influence wines made from the same variety. And finally, vertical tasting sessions will be offered in Gómez Cruzado, with Cerro Las Cuevas, one of their most emblematic wines; La Rioja Alta, S.A., with the stand-out vintages of their Gran Reserva 904, including the recently launched 2015 vintage; and Bodegas RODA with a run through the last five years of CIRSION.

 This event, promoted by the Asociación del Barrio de la Estación, has been sponsored by Argraf, Berthomieu – Ermitage Tonnellerie, Cork Supply, Cartonajes Santorromán, Ramondín, Coravin and RIEDEL Euroselecció.  In addition, they have the collaboration of Audi – Rioja Motor, Bucher Valsin – Enolviz, Cafés La Brasileña, Estuchería Vargas, Estal and Irundin. The products of  Agua 22, Aceite AUBOCASSA, G. Sobrón Martínez and Queso Los Cameros will also be available.