Telmo Rodriguez Basa 2019
Telmo always defines the 2019 Basa as one of their "bread and butter" wines, the volume and cashflow that allows them to do the top wines. 2019 delivered a very healthy crop and the blend of approximately 85% Verdejo and 15% Viura finished at 13% alcohol with a moderate pH. This is produced exclusively in stainless steel and bottled unoaked. I caught the wine in a very reductive phase, but the palate showed much better, with some chalky sensations and a dry finish. With time in the glass, the nose opens up and shows cleaner and more expressive. 600,000 bottles produced, one of the largest productions ever. It was bottled in December 2019.