Casta Diva Moscatel, La Bascula, 50cl
La Bascula is the name given to the Spanish wine range produced by Ed Adams MW and Bruce Jack. The term means weighing scales, and represents the balance between indigenous Spanish varieties and modern winemaking. The philosophy is small volumes and really high quality. The wines are made to truly represent excellent value for money and really show off the areas they come from. 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 full range - with recent additions from Rioja, Catalonia and an exquisite dessert wine from near Alicante.
The wine is aged in a variety of barrels including Hungarian and Caucasian. The wine is largely unfiltered, using only a 'rock-catcher' to remove large particles - so may throw a protein haze in the bottle.
The nose is aromatic and floral - with notes of raisins, which follow through to the palate. A complex, full and deep-flavoured wine characterised by orange peel, nectarine, honey, spices, and great length. A fantastic dessert wine.