On Thursday May 17th we welcome the wines of Bodegas Mauro to the private wine room of Gwen Restaurant in Hollywood. We are thrilled by these amazing Spanish wines and by this new venue for Ideal55 as we continue to explore some of the best restaurants in the city. Join us for this exclusive seated wine dinner and what is sure to be an amazing evening.
There are always back stories in the wine world that make a chateau, producer, or label that much more special or interesting and often worth collecting. In the case of Bodegas Mauro, it’s one of the main partners of the estate who brings something very special to the story. Mariano Garcia is a legend in the Spanish wine world and the region of Ribera del Duero. He served as head winemaker at the famed Vega Sicilia (with whom we’ve hosted a dinner), from 1968-1998. Over that period of time he crafted some of the most coveted and collectible wines in the world. Garcia founded Mauro in 1980 with 2 partners with the focus of producing his own expression of Tinto Fino (Tempranillo).
Hand selection of grape clusters, a gravity fed winery, and the use of native yeasts all play a significant role in the quality production of the Mauro wines, not to mention the age of some of the vines. Their 3 red wines: Mauro, Mauro VS, and Terreus are aged in varying percentages of French and American Oak between 15-33 months, depending on the specific bottling. We are especially fortunate to be able to feature the top-tiered bottlings of Mauro VS & Terreus with grapes sourced from their most prized vineyard sites, including the single vineyard bottling of Terreus. Joining us for the evening and guiding our tasting will be our dear friend Mike Miller of Golden State Wines, the importer of Bodegas Mauro. His intimate knowledge of this estate and the wines and regions of Spain is impressive to say the least.
Gwen needs very little introduction in the LA restaurant scene. Celebrity Chef Curtis Stone and his brother Luke helm this highly rated and beautiful restaurant. We look forward to taking over their upstairs private wine room for our event and are excited to be in the care of their sommelier team, led by Fahara Zamorano. They are crafting a custom menu for us to pair with these delicious wines.
This is one of those unique opportunities to enjoy a prized lineup of wines that so many in the know collect and enjoy. It is our goal to introduce you to wineries and producers that are special in some way, not just flashy. It is the pedigree, the all-star team behind these wines, and the quality that makes us most excited to share them with you.
Please join us for this exclusive event. It will sell out, so please book accordingly.
2015 Bodegas Mauro Godello Blanco
2013 Bodegas Mauro
2014 Bodegas Mauro
2015 Bodegas Mauro
2011 Bodegas Mauro, Vendimia Seleccionada
2014 Bodegas Mauro, Vendimia Seleccionada
2012 Terreus, Bodegas Mauro
2014 Terreus, Bodegas Mauro