La Báscula ‘No Stone Unturned’ Garnacha Cariñena 2017
- Grape : Garnacha, Carinena, Syrah
- Country : Spain, Do Catalunya
- Type : Red
- ABV : 13.5%
4 in stock
Tasting notes: La Báscula ‘No Stone Unturned’ Garnacha Cariñena, Terra Alta [Organic] 2017
The old vine Garnacha fruit provides rich, dark and complex, spicy blackberry characters. A big and serious wine – ripe and juicy enough to be enjoyed now but with enough structure to mature for a further 5 years. The old vine Garnacha fruit provides rich, dark and complex, spicy blackberry characters. A big and serious wine ripe and juicy enough to be enjoyed now but with enough structure to mature for a further 5 years.
Food match: La Báscula ‘No Stone Unturned’ Garnacha Cariñena, Terra Alta [Organic] 2017
Rich casseroles, lamb burgers, roasts and fantastic sausages!
Producer & Region:
La Báscula is the name given to the Spanish wine range produced by Ed Adams MW and South African winemaker Bruce Jack. The term itself means weighing scales, and represents the balance between indigenous Spanish varieties and modern winemaking. Their philosophy is to focus on small volumes and really high quality – making wines that offer excellent value for money whilst being true to the regions they represent. The result is fine, ripe, concentrated wines.
La Báscula started life with just two wines in the range both Monastrell based red wines from Jumilla, south-east Spain. They now offer a broad range of wines from regions including Rioja, Rueda and Alicante.
The grapes are sourced from Pepe Fusters best vineyard plots across a 26 hectare stone-covered vineyard in Terra Alta, Catalonia – north east Spain. A blend of predominantly Garnacha and Cariñena, with a portion of Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah – the Garnacha vines are low-yielding, and nearly 50 years old. The wine spends 10 months in new Dargaud and Jaegle oak barrels.
The philosophy is small volumes and really high quality; also the lead varietal or varietals in all the wines are always native Spanish grapes which is very important for typicity and integrity. We believe all the wines represent excellent value for money and really show off the areas they come from. We have made small but significant changes in the winemaking and handling as well as introducing our own excellent American barrels from Barrel Associates, California, the same barrels Bruce’s Flagstone winery uses in South Africa. The result is fine, ripe, concentrated wines without some the dryness on the finish that is sometimes evident even in top Spanish offerings.