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Bodegas Telmo Rodriguez Basa 2008

Member Review by furansesuku:

Basa is always lip-smackingly delicious. Bright and wonderfully fresh, this light white is bursting with bosc pear, golden apple and grapefruit blossom. Not to fear, it isn't all soft fruit and floral aromas. You get a punch of zesty citrus and a clean mineral finish. Perfect for summer, but why wait?

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Compañía de Vinos Telmo Rodríguez S.L.:
In 1994, Pablo Eguzkiza and Telmo Rodríguez, along with a third oenologist, created a Garnacha from old bush vineyards in Navarra. The wine was called Alma (soul). This is how the business started, originally under the name of Compañía de Vinos de La Granja. The name was a declaration of intent: it made it clear that the company would be producing more wines in the future and contained a homag... Read more
In 1994, Pablo Eguzkiza and Telmo Rodríguez, along with a third oenologist, created a Garnacha from old bush vineyards in Navarra. The wine was called Alma (soul). This is how the business started, originally under the name of Compañía de Vinos de La Granja. The name was a declaration of intent: it made it clear that the company would be producing more wines in the future and contained a homage to La Granja, the famous glassworks, a centre of outstanding Spanish craftwork that has all but disappeared. Read less

Member Reviews for Bodegas Telmo Rodriguez Basa

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Snooth User: furansesuku
199725100
3.50 5
06/25/2009

Basa is always lip-smackingly delicious. Bright and wonderfully fresh, this light white is bursting with bosc pear, golden apple and grapefruit blossom. Not to fear, it isn't all soft fruit and floral aromas. You get a punch of zesty citrus and a clean mineral finish. Perfect for summer, but why wait?


Snooth User: Dota
8172557
3.50 5
04/18/2011

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Bodegas Telmo Rodriguez Basa

External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

An area known for wine production since the Middle Ages, Rueda produces fresh and lively whites from the Viura and Verdejo grapes that represent terrific values. The 2002 Basa brims with bright pear and apple fruit and is light and clean on the palate with a harmonious finish.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Light yellow. Pear, apple and cut grass on the nose, with a suave floral quality. Light-bodied and refreshingly bitter, displaying crisp citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a gentle mineral bite. Finishes clean, with good lift and persistence.


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Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

This firm, polished white is shy at first, but reveals smoky, vanilla, pear and almond flavors that open on the palate and linger on the finish. Modern style. Drink now through 2005.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Flowery, with lime sorbet zest, subtle mineral and honeydew melon juiciness. Light in body, this Viura/Sauvignon Blanc blend is crisp and dry. Quality-wise, a smart substitute for New Zealand or domestic Sauvignon Blanc.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

A mixture of Verdejo, Sauvignon Blanc and Viura, this Spanish bargain features a bouquet of tropical fruit: mangos, guava and pineapple. A light to medium body with adequate acidity follows through into a long, melony finish. a great match with boquerones (marinated anchovies).


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

There are 15,000 cases of the 2001 Basa, a tank-fermented, light-bodied, fragrant blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Verdejo, and Viura. Mineral, grass, and fig notes dominate this crisp, dry wine.


External Review
Source: Premier Wine & Spirits
05/23/2011

Lime and grapefruit flavors are mouthwatering in this juicy white. Fennel and pear accents keep it interesting. Firm and crisp. Drink now.


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