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.
Malabarista means juggler in Spanish. Spanish winemaking adventurers Ed Adams MW and Bruce Jack have been juggling wine ideas in Spain for many years, and very successfully with their La Báscula range.
Malabarista is a juicy and authentic wine from the Navarra region. It consists of 65% Tempranillo, 30% Garnacha and 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, which bolsters structure and acidity. The wine is made up of 7 different components – 20% has been aged in American oak barrels and the rest have had some contact with oak staves or chips. The result is a spicy wine with plenty of black berry fruit with attractive vanilla and chocolate notes.
Awards & Reviews
2012 Vintage named as ‘Best Buy’, The Times Food & Drink, October 2014. ‘…….soft, orange-peel scented red, with a squirt of spicy oak………..’