Evening with Rafael De Haan of Bodegas Abanico

Rafael De Haan of Bodegas Abanico will be tasting his wines

Monday 27th February 2012 from 6pm-8pm, in Thomas Woodberrys, Middle Street, Galway.

We will have all of Bodegas Abanico’s wines open on the evening from the Hazana Rioja, Cathar Ribera del Duero, Altes Terra Alta and their other ranges.

 Rafael started  in the wine trade in 2000. Upon moving to Barcelonain 2001, he saw the great potential in Spanish wine that was yet unrealised. He began learning as much as he could about the regions, grapes and people involved. In 2006 Rafael set-up Bodegas Abanico with his partner, Núria Altès.

About Bodegas Abanico

Since 2006 they have developed numerous wines from all overSpain, and continue to search out great wines, regions and projects to add to their range.  Bodegas Abanico looks to the native grape varieties and the incredible regional variety ofSpainto keep their portfolio diverse and interesting. They partner talented winemakers capable of expressing this extraordinary diversity and delivering the authentic character of place and variety.

Spain is blessed with a host of unique grape varieties, the most famous variety is Tempranillo and this is well represented in by their wines from Ribera del Duero; Cathar and Rioja; Hazana. Recently, they have incorporated some fascinating varieties from the North West of Spain: Godello from Valdeorras; Tempestad, Albariño from Rias Baixas; Diluvio and Mencia from Bierzo; Manium. These increasingly fashionable varieties offer the consumer a fascinating tour of wine traditions and tastes from all these regions.