We brought in the New Year at Iberica in Marylebone a fabulous tasting from the excellent portfolio of Codorniu Raventos , presented by the charismatic Oscar Urrutia , their fine wine manager.
Codorniu is best known for their Cava, however they own 10 wineries and 20 prestigious brands in the best wine regions including Rioja and Ribera Del Duero: Codorníu, Raimat, Legaris, Bach, Scala Dei, Abadía de Poblet, Bilbaínas Winery, Nuviana, Artesa and Séptima in Argentina.
Codorniu Raventos are the oldest family business in Spain and the 17th oldest in the world. With more than 460 years of history dedicated to creating wines and cavas
Cava from Codorniu or Bilbainas
Vina Pomal – Rioja viura and malvasia fermented in barrel
Legaris Roble: young, fresh Tempranillo from Ribera del Duero
Scala Dei Garnatxa: Young Grenache from Priorat
Bread with olive oil
Spanish cheese selection with quince
Toasted bread with tomato
Selection of cured meats
La Vicalanda Reserva: Classic Rioja Alta Tempranillo
Legaris Reserva: Ribera del Duero Tempranillo concentration and fresh fruit
Scala Dei Priorat: A fanatastic example of what Priorat can offer.
Warm endive salad
Valdeón cheese & caramel coated hazelnuts (v)
San Simón cheese dip,toasted bread, sun blushed tomatoes & rocket (v)
Potatoes with spicy brava sauce (v)
Fish & chips with mojo verde sauce
Padrón peppers with Maldon salt (v)
Ibérica’s serrano ham croquettes
Seared cod with Vizcaína sauce
Fried chorizo lollipops with pear alioli sauce
The Ibérica burger with secreto pork loin & Piparra peppers
Creamy black rice with squid, prawns and alioli sauce
Septima Tardio, which is a Gewurtztraminer from vineyards in Mendoza.
Caramelised Spanish rice pudding
Chestnut crème caramel, coffee soil & chocolate ice cream
Kiran & Adam taste Prior Scala Dei 2013 December’s wine of the month.