23th Wine Tunnel / MAPAMA
Sponsored by the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Foodstuffs and the Environment (MAPAMA), the Wine Tunnel is one of the activities at Salón de Gourmets that attracts the largest numbers of visitors, specifically 28,700 persons at the last edition, some 11.24% more than the previous edition.
The success and appeal of this exclusive wine corridor consists of the opportunity to sample the best single varietal wines in Spain, numbering 355 wines from 279 vineyards, chosen by experts at MAPAMA and members of the Wine-Tasting Committee of the Gourmets Wine Guide published by Grupo Gourmets.
"We want to offer visitors an opportunity to discover all the grape varieties cultivated in Spain, enabling them to see how the same variety, cultivated in different areas has different characteristics, and how it acclimatises and acquires different taste sensations and aromas when sampled during a wine-tasting session”, declares Ignacio Crespo, the Editor of the Gourmets Wine Guide (‘Guía de Vinos Gourmets’).
Visitors will be given a small manual to help them discover the wines on show, whilst they enjoy and learn about them with the assistance of the sommeliers attending the Wine Tunnel.
Completing the wine experience, various Spanish wine-growers will offer tasting sessions and beginner’s courses in which participants can discover different elaboration and maturing methods used for white wines, red wines, rosés and sparkling wines, as well as learning about their different characteristics and marriages.
WINE TASTING REGISTRATION (máximo de tres catas por persona).
- DATE 07/05/2018
Time: 11:00 to 12:00 - Bodegas Raíz de Páramo de Guzmán.
Time: 12:00 to 13:00 - Introduction to the tasting of red wines.
Time: 16:00 to 17:00 - Bodegas Dehesa de Luna (VT de Castilla)
Time: 17:00 to 18:00 - Organic aging and oxidative aging wines.
- DATE 08/05/2018
Time: 11:00 to 12:00 - Bodegas Tierra (CODa Rioja).
Time: 12:00 to 13:00 - Introduction to the white wine tasting.
Time: 16:00 to 17:00 - Bodegas Habla (VT de Extremadura).
Time: 17:00 to 18:00 - Introduction to the tasting of rosé wines.
- DATE 09/05/2018
Time: 11:00 to 12:00 - Bodegas S. Arroyo (DO Ribera del Duero).
Time: 12:00 to 13:00 - A comparison between white wines, fermented in stainless steel tanks and fermented and aged in barrels.
Time: 16:00 to 17:00 - Bodegas Protos (DO Ribera del Duero).
Time: 17:00 to 18:00 - Natural sweet wines and naturally seeted wines.
- DATE 10/05/2018
Time: 11:00 to 12:00 - Bodegas Lerma (DO Arlanza) y Bodegas Nabal (DO Ribera del Duero).
Time: 12:00 to 13:00 - Introduction to the tasting of sparkling wines.