Basa is one of the pioneering wines to show the expression of a grape variety, the “Verdejo” that adapted to a continental climate, giving rise to a direct, fresh and expressive wine. This refreshing blend of the native varieties Verdejo and Viura from Rueda has year after year been named one of Spain’s and the word’s value white wines. The intense floral aromatics, freshness and wonderful texture are the result of the high elevation plantings in lime and gravel soils, with good drainage. The wine derives its name from its red counterpart Baso, itself named after the country’s ancient “baso” (gobelet)-shaped bushvines.
The fruit for Basa is sourced from different areas of the Rueda DO – La Seca, Serrada, Pozeldez
and Foncastin – from suppliers who practice sustainable farming. Training is a mixture of bush vine and cordon, and the soils are a combination of gravel and limestone.
The grapes are harvested by hand and machine. Fermentation and maturation takes place in INOX tanks for several months and is bottled in January following the harvest.
2020 was a difficult vintage due to an enormous pressure of powdery mildew. Yields had already been affected by millerandage during flowering, and the fungus reduced the crop even further. In contrast, the overall quality of the vintage was very high, offering richer wines with good acidity.
Suggested Retail Price
Other Wines by this Producer
This slinky, mineral white hails from Valdeorras (“Valley of Gold”) in eastern Galicia, a region once famous for goldmining and now best known for its unique and complex wines made from the indigenous Godello grape.
This bright red hails from Valdeorras (“Valley of Gold”) in eastern Galicia, a region once famous for gold-mining and now best known for its unique and complex wines made from the indigenous Godello and Mencia grapes.
Almuvedre is a monovarietal wine from Monastrell. It represents the spirit of the Mediterranean with the southern and lumious expression that Monastrell manages to offer in a unique way. The vineyards are in Collado de Salinas, Madara, Falcones, Solaneta and Tumanes. Almuvedre is 100% Monastrell, a synonym for the Mourvedre of Provence.
As Caborcas is a wine based on old-vine Mencia made from a special single vineyard site in Valdeorras, and represents the extraordinary heights this grape and other native varieties can reach in the region. The intensely lifted floral and earthy notes are deeply fascinating, and the fruit a pure beam of freshness, reflective of its cool climate location.
Like all the Telmo Rodriguez wines from Toro, Gago is 100% Tinto de Toro (the local clone of Tempranillo). Gago is the second wine made in Toro by Telmo Rodriguez. The Telmo Rodriguez range in Toro is named after a Spanish breed of bull that is both elegant and powerful. The 19th century lower-case “g” typeface that appears on all the Toro wines is transformed, and modernized, by a bull horn.
La Social is a new and eminently approachable release from Telmo Rodriguez, made with grapes from trusted suppliers who follow Telmo's vine growing philosophy, as well as a small portion of estate grapes. Their aim with La Social is to produce a completely pure and authentic expression of Rioja - a delicious, unpretentious, perfect everyday wine to enjoy in a social setting.
Dehesa Gago is 100% Tinto de Toro (the local clone of Tempranillo). The intensity of this old vine fruit comes through even in this wine, vinified without oak, a pure expression.
Pago la Jara is Telmo’s flagship wine from Toro, made in minute quantities. Opulent and dense, but with trademark balance and seamless style, Pago la Jara represents the world-class level the terroir of Toro can display.