Basa DO Rueda 2016, Telmo Rodriguez

BASA005
From the exceptionally talented Telmo Rodriguez the Basa is a brilliant example of what great wines are being produced in Rueda.
Type:
Vintage:
2016
Size:
75cl
Main Grape:
Grape Mix:
92% Verdejo, 8% Viura
Genres:
Style:
Dry
ABV:
13%
Region:
Country:
Spain
Body:
Elegant, crisp and delicate
Drinking Window:
Drink now
Closure Type:
Screw Cap

Producer and Tasting Notes


Compañía de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez

Telmo started his wine business in 1994 with fellow winemaker Pablo Eguzkiza under the Company name of Compania de Vinos de La Granja. Telmo and Pablo’s first offering was a wine they named Alma (soul), a Garnacha created from old bush vineyards in Navarra. The wine was a success, but this was to be a journey of exploration, so Telmo and Pablo headed south to Rueda. Here they made the decision to re-name the Company “Compania de Vinos Telmo Rodriguez”; firstly to capitalise on Telmo’s reputation in the wine world, and secondly, because Telmo is not only making wine, he is working closely with local wine makers from many different regions all over Spain to create unique wines that he can sell under the umbrella of his company. Pretty much all the vineyards at the time his company was starting up were been piled with foreign grape varieties. Wine growing land was largely manipulated to grow major international and recognisable grape varieties. Telmo’s mission was to buck the trend and not only work with native grape varieties, but also breathe life back into abandoned or forgotten vineyards.

Tasting Notes

An abundance of citrus and stoned fruits on the nose lead to a dry and elegant palate. The finish gives more lemony and green apple flavours and is highly refreshing.

Food Matches

Give seafood paella a try with this wine.