Telmo Rodriguez Rueda Basa Blanco
Telmo Rodriguez, a celebrated name in Spanish winemaking, introduces the 2022 Rueda Basa Blanco, a testament to the outstanding quality and unique character of the Rueda region. As an area renowned for its high-altitude vineyards and continental climate, Rueda consistently produces white wines that are fresh, aromatic, and brimming with character. Telmo Rodriguez's Basa Blanco stands as a paradigm of such finesse.
Nose: The wine boasts a vivacious nose bursting with aromas of fresh citrus fruits, notably lemon and lime. As it unfolds, it reveals layers of white blossoms, green apple, and underlying mineral notes reminiscent of wet stones after a summer rain.
Palate: Upon tasting, the Basa Blanco presents a vibrant palate characterized by its crisp acidity. The dominant Verdejo grape imparts flavors of green apple, pear, and a hint of fennel. If blended with other varietals, there might be subtle tropical notes or a touch of grassiness from Sauvignon Blanc, creating a multifaceted and balanced profile.
Finish: The finish is long-lasting and refreshing, echoing the citrusy brightness and leaving a gratifying trace of its mineral backbone.
A true delight for those who appreciate the harmonious balance of fruitiness and acidity, the 2022 Telmo Rodriguez Rueda Basa Blanco pairs wonderfully with a vast array of dishes. Consider seafood options such as grilled octopus, calamari, or a classic Spanish paella brimming with mussels and prawns. The wine's acidity and zest also play well against the richness of cheeses, making it a prime candidate for a diverse cheese platter, featuring everything from Manchego to creamy goat cheese.