About This Wine...
Atlantic Way takes its name from the maritime pilgrim trail to Santiago de Compostela that runs just past the cellar front door. Delicious lime and mineral character.
The wine is made at the excellent Pazo de Cilleiro cellar which is all of 4 kilometres from the Atlantic Ocean shoreline. The bodega works with around 80 contracted growers and only makes wines from the Albariño grape. Cold fermented in stainless steel and then with 5 months contact with the fine lees, this glorious, crisp wine undergoes no malolactic fermentation.
It has a delicious lime and mineral character and is perfect now but will also age well for at least 2 years.
La Bascula range
Báscula in Spanish means either a weighbridge for lorries or an old fashioned weight scales. When South African Bruce Jack of Flagstone winery and hispanophile Ed Adams MW (both Celtic Tigers at heart) decided on a label design they went for the latter rather than the former to represent balance in their carefully crafted pair of wines from Jumilla, Spain. Good wines are all about balance – balance in the vineyard, the balance between various components in the wine and in the case of Báscula the balance between Old and New World.