Madrid Fusión

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The silent Rioja revolution

Rioja, Spain's chief historic winemaking region, is now experiencing a revolution among small-scale producers with a commitment to the region.

Berta Valgañón (Pretium), Miguel Eguíluz (Cupani) and Carlos Mazo (Vinos en Voz Baja) are a few examples of this new way of understanding and making wine. During the tasting session, moderated by Alberto Gil, the three winemakers will take congress-goers on a geographic trip from Rioja's coldest area next to the Obarenes mountains, with Pretium's "tempranillo" and "viura" grapes, to the heart of the Sonsierra, with Cupani's "tempranillos", and the "garnachas" of Eastern Rioja from Vinos en Voz Baja, in a demonstration of the worth of these new generations of winemakers in Rioja's districts, villages and vineyards.