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Our next destination was Vitoria, the capital of the Basque region and by chance we happened to arrive during their festival. The hotel we had booked was fantastic, very modern but super nice but we didn't stay in it too long before we headed out to soak up the atmosphere. We walked through the city to the area where the festival is held, through …
... exceptionally dry sherry! Lip puckering but lovely with the ham. Had another tapas of artichokes and some sangria and left very happy and in search of Churros to complete the Spanish experience. Maybe they aren't from here because they were disgusting - heavy, hard batter served with a surprisingly good cup of hot chocolate.
After tea in our courtyard, we went up to the old moorish town on the hill behind us, the Acabyan. It is quite a poor area ...
... around on a tour of the city. I will have a head start if I can muster up some energy. Bilbao from what I have seen is very clean, lots of people in the streets. The walk heading to the coast port of Portugulete about 10 Km is industrial and very boring, the book advises to take the subway. I did at least 10 Km walking today so that will make up for it. I am hoping for shorter distance walks between albergues and more choice of towns. There are lots of pilgrims and they fill ...
... to maximise extraction of phenolics, the wine is transferred to barrels where it is aged on the lees for 16 to 18 months in new oak barrels, with a predominance of French over American oak then aged in bottle for a further minimum of 20 months.
Again a great colour but with higher intensity in the glass. On the nose, rich, ripe fruit but with more of the floor polish notes coming thorugh. On the palate, very rich, long, ripe black ...
... was more spectucular in person than in pictures. Unfortunately, it was a cloudy day, so the pictures I took didnīt come close to capturing the artisty of Frank Gehry.
After the museum, I drove 90 minutes to Elciego to check into the hotel. Elciego is technically not in La Rioja. Itīs really in the Basque Country province, but just a few kilometers away from the La Rioja border.
The hotel is amazing ...
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We loved this place. We got an apartment that had two rooms and slept all four of us comfortably. Very modern, extremely well equipped, even had a kitchentte. Excellent
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