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.
La Bascula Catalan Eagle White 2018
Garnacha Blanca 70%; Viognier 20%; Roussanne 10%. Pepe Fuster makes this wine from his 26 ha vineyard in Terra Alta, near Tarragona in southern Catalonia – from 100% organically-grown grapes. Cool fermented in stainless steel. A delicate floral nose with white stone fruit, grapefruit and an earthy clay note. The palate has more stonefruit and citrus, with more precise flavours of pear and melon and minerality, with warm spice and savoury notes. The wine has a rich texture and is wonderfully integrated.