Spain: Rioja

Around Logroño

The eastern section of Rioja Alavesa and Rioja Alta
By Tom Perry

This Guide was last updated on 12 February 2010
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Médoc Alavés

Address: Paseo San Raimundo 15, 01300 Laguardia
Tel: 945 60 05 60   Fax: 945 60 05 61
Geo-coordinates:  Latitude: 42:33:2N (42.55069)    Longitude: 2:34:57W (-2.58255) 

The Médoc Alavés in the Hotel Villa de Laguardia (see 'Places to stay') is named after a 19th-century experiment by the government of Alava to make Rioja wines with techniques imported from Bordeaux. Here, creative Riojan and Basque cuisine is showcased along with a wide selection of Rioja wines, especially those from Rioja Alavesa.

Useful information: Starters €9-€19; main courses €14.50-€28. Tasting menu: €38.

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