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A sip of the Old World

2017
18 October
2017-10-18 00:00:00
2017-10-18 00:00:00

A sip of the Old World

“My parents were hippies looking to get back to the land when they found this property. Nobody wanted any of this,” Amaia Rodriguez exclaimed as she swept her arm from the dramatic limestone-studded Sierra Cantabria mountains behind us, to the vast plain of Rioja Alta at our feet.

“This was all cheap land at the time. People were leaving for the cities because no one could make a living on the land anymore.”

We were standing in the walled garden of the very old and beautifully restored manor house of La Granja Nuestra Senora de Remelluri,­ outside of the tiny medieval Basque town of Bastida in the Rioja Alta wine region in northeastern Spain. We had come to the heart of tempranillo country to sample the food and wine of this great culture and perhaps gain insight into this ubiquitous Spanish grape variety.

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