La Bascula ‘Catalan Eagle’ Organic Garnacha Blanca/Viognier 2017

15.95

Peach, apricot and honey aromas; spicy and fresh with good intensity. Crisp, pithy finish and good concentration.

SKU: LB12ZZWC Categories: ,

White Wine

Spain

About This Wine...

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.

The Wine

Catalan Eagle takes its name from the bird that soars above the nature reserve close to the winery. Pepe Fuster makes wine from his 23 hectare vineyard in Terra Alta which is near Tarragona in southern Catalonia. About half of Pepe’s vineyard is officially certified organic with the rest in conversion. Catalan Eagle white is 60% Garnacha Blanca, 25% Viognier and 15% Roussanne, the two latter grape varieties originally coming from the Rhone. Cool fermented in stainless steel and the result is an aromatic, peachy white wine with refreshing acidity and a rich texture. The wine is perfect now and will also age well for 2 years.

 Awards/Reviews

  • Decanter World Wine Awards Bronze Medal 2011
  • Decanter World Wine Awards Bronze Medal 2012
  • 2012 Vintage recommended by Martin Moran, The Sunday Times 3 November, 2013
  • 2013 Vintage awarded Best Premium White in the Wines from Spain Awards 2014
  • 2013 Vintage awarded 91/100 pts by Decanter Magazine, Top Spanish Wines under £25, November 2014
  • 2014 Vintage awarded Silver Medal Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
  • 2014 Vintage awarded Bronze Medal Sommelier Wine Awards 2015

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