La Báscula ‘Heights of the Charge’ Verdejo/Viura 2014

16.95

70% Verdejo and 30% Viura. 40% barrel fermented in mix of American and French oak. The tropical fruit character of the Verdejo is complemented by the lemony zing of the Viura, all wrapped up in creaminess from partial barrel fermentation.

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White Wine

Spain

About This Wine...

La Báscula 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

The Charge evokes the criss-crossing of Rioja by medieval knights and pilgrims on the Santiago trail.
La Bascula are delighted to work with Rodolfo Bastida of Bodegas Ramón Bilbao in Haro, Rioja Alta. The result is a wine of considerable length and complexity.

Awards & Reviews

  • Decanter Silver medal 2011
  • 2012 Vintage awarded “Best White over £10” by the Wines from Spain Awards 2014
  • 2013 Vintage ‘Commended’ at Decanter World Wine Awards 2015
  • 2013 Vintage awarded Gold at Sommelier Wine Awards 2015

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