About This Wine...
La Bascula range
Báscula in Spanish means either a weighbridge for lorries or an old fashioned weighing 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.
Casta Diva reflects producer Felipe Gutiérrez de la Vega’s love and passion for opera.
We have searched the length and breadth of Spain for a fine dessert wine and believe we have found one of the very finest. Felipe Gutiérrez de la Vega makes wine from his 12 hectares of vineyard in his small winery in Parcent in the province of Alicante. Felipe’s Moscatel grapes are partially dried on straw mats passito style after picking, resulting in a very high residual sugar. Ageing in a variety of barrels (including some Hungarian and Caucasian) enhances this already complex, deep flavoured wine which is characterised by orange peel, honey, raisins and spices and great length. A fantastic dessert wine.
Awards & Reviews
- Decanter World Wine Awards Bronze 2010
- 2013 Vintage awarded 93 pts by Robert Parker ‘………..the nose is very intense, with notes of dried roses, orange peel, apricots and honey revealing a quite ripe character and also a little bit of alcohol. The palate is sweet, light and easy to drink with honeyed and balsamic flavours plus a very long and persistent finish.’