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Basa

Basa
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Basa
White wine Young.
Variety: Viura,  Verdejo
Production area: D.O. Rueda
Volume: 75 cl.
Alcohol: 13.0%
Young
Barrel
Light
Body
Less aromatic
Very aromatic

Available vintages of Basa

  • Basa 2018
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Characteristics of Basa

Basa is a white wine from Rueda developed by the wine company of Telmo Rodríguez. This wine is a blend of Verdejo (92%) and Viura (8%).

The grapes are harvested partly by hand and partly mechanically from different areas of the region. The soils are calcareous and gravel.

Pruning techniques are used, such as glass and lace viticulture.

Basa
is fermented in stainless steel tanks before being bottled and marketed. The total production of this wine is 595,000 bottles.

Serve at 10ºC
Contains sulphites
Pairing
Tempura, White fish in sauce, Blue fish, Sushi, Spiced fish stews, Fish rices, Baked white fish, Grilled white fish, Grilled seafood, Aperitif

Tasting notes Basa

The 2017 vintage has been rated excellent by the regulatory council. A year marked by drought and high temperatures that brought the harvest date forward. Autumn began with temperatures somewhat higher than normal but with a normal rainfall. It was not until late November when temperatures dropped. The beginning of the year arrived with low temperatures and scarce rainfall. Suddenly, temperatures began to rise and accelerated the growth and phenolic development of the vines. At the end of April, there was an intense frost, a severe climatic accident that reduced the harvest by 20%. Once again, May registered very high temperatures that sped up the flowering and consequently brought the harvest date forward, becoming the earliest to date. A vintage where all the aromatic components of the grape have been extracted and the acidity has been preserved, essential to give freshness to the wine.
The 2016 vintage, rated as very good, began with an autumn and winter with high temperatures for these seasons that predicted an acceleration of the vines’ growth cycle. At the beginning of the spring, temperatures fell and rainfall returned to normal figures. This fact was translated in an adjustment as far as budding and flowering dates. At the beginning of June, the heat arrived and stayed all summer until the beginning of the harvest. In general terms, it was a rainy and somewhat warm year. The wines of this vintage are characterised for being aromatic and with a good acidity. Where wines in their youth will preserve their aromatic and fresh features.
The 2015 vintage was rated as very good in a year where no climatic accident occurred. Autumn and winter were somewhat warmer than normal but with normal rainfall. In spring, the growth cycle started a few days in advance, but temperatures and rains continued normally until the beginning of summer. Days before the harvest, temperatures became milder and the end of ripening was very good. The wines of this vintage are characterised by a good balance between maturity and acidity. A good aromatic profile that will age correctly.
Sight Pale yellow with green hues. Very bright. Nose Medium-high intensity, intense varietal aromas, notes of fresh fruit and hints of white flowers. It is expressive and fresh. Taste Fresh step which is expressive and is marked by good acidity. It is tasty and balanced.
Sight Pretty and intense straw yellow colour with greenish reflections. Pristine and very bright. Nose Clean nose, of medium-high intensity characterised by intense aromas of the grapes. Fresh fruit and white flowers stand out. Expressive and fresh. Taste Similar to the nose. Expressive and fresh marked by a good acidity and an expressive grape flavour. Tasty and balanced.
Sight Beautiful and intense straw yellow colour with greenish reflections. Clean and very bright. Nose Clean nose, medium-high intensity characterized by intense varietal aromas. Fresh fruit and white flowers stand out. Expressive and fresh. Taste In the mouth, it follows the same patter than in the nose. It is expressive, with a fresh mid-palate marked by a great acidity and expressive varietal load. Tasty and balanced.
Sight Straw yellow with green hues. Brilliant.
Nose Intense aromas. Stresses the tropical fruit and white blossoms. Anise and herbs nuances.
Taste Very fresh and tasty. Return of the feelings that we found in the nose. Silky. Good balance between acidity and bitterness at the end.
Sight Yellow with green reflections. Nose Smells of flowers and citrus sensations. Taste Fat mouth, glyceride and tasty.

Ratings

  • Parker 89
  • Peñin 90
  • Peñin 90
  • Parker 90
  • Peñin 90
  • Parker 90
  • Decántalo 88
  • Decántalo 85
  • Peñin 88
  • Winespectator 87
  • Decántalo 85
  • Peñin 85

Ratings for the vintages from D.O. Rueda

2017 Excellent
2016 Very good
2015 Very good
2014 Good
2013 Good
2012 Good
2011 Excellent
2010 Very good
2009 Very good
2008 Very good
2007 Very good
2006 Very good
2005 Very good
2004 Very good
2003 Very good
2002 Good
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    12/11/18 Basa 2017 Slightly more 'floral' on the palate than the 2016 vintage but still an excellent drop.
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    Production area D.O. Rueda

    Winery Telmo Rodríguez

    When we talking about the Rueda wines, we are often referring to their white wines. The white wines produced in this region are often made with the Verdejo variety, the main variety of Rueda, planted along the Douro River and its tributaries. Rueda white wines often offer lots of floral notes, scrubland low, delicate aromas and a great acidity given by strong temperature differences between day and night. Apart from white wine, Rueda also produces red wine, often made with the Tempranillo variety.

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