Basa Verdejo by Telmo Rodriguez


Telmo Rodriguez of Basque origin, studied wine at the Institute of Oenology in Bordeaux, before doing internships with Cos d’Estournel, Jean Louis Chave and Trevallon . He also worked in the vinification of wines from the family estate of Remelluri, in Rioja. Then, in 1990, with an investment of just a few thousand euros, he launched his own winery. He buys grapes to produce his first wines. His first plots of property did not arrive until 1997, in Rioja. Paradoxical for someone who was dying to explore new regions.

One of the main principles of Telmo Rodriguez is that of respecting the Spanish tradition of cultivating the vine in goblet, because this method of managing the vine protects it from the great heat of Iberian vineyards. He is fiercely opposed to the fashion of trellising vineyards and only buys vines that respect his ideal. Telmo also works in biodynamics but, showing great common sense, he admits that he only does it for the respect of the land and that the mention of organic viticulture has no importance in his eyes. The important thing is that the result is a balanced and tasty wine.

The name comes from the 40-year-old ‘baso’ or bush-trained vines that are planted on limestone-rich soils at over 700-meters elevation on a plateau along the Duero River. Soils are made of gravel from fluvial terraces, erosion slopes and glacis.

Pairs great with comfort food, Tapas and Tortillas of all sorts



Tasting Notes from Pinto Wines

Colour Pale, green-tinged yellow
Nose Fresh citrus fruits, succulent herbs and white flowers on the incisive, mineral-accented nose
Palate Energetic on the palate, offering juicy lemon and green apple flavors that slowly put on weight with air. Finishes on a mineral note, with very good persistence and lingering fennel and lemon pith qualities

Fact Sheet

Size 75 cl
Grape Variety 90% Verdejo and 10% Viura
Alcohol % 13%
Style Light to medium bodied Dry white
Estate/Producer Telmo Rodriguez
Country Spain
Region Rueda-Villages:La Seca, Serrrada, Pozaldez, Foncastín
Vintage 2021
Vinification Traditional agriculture, vertical trellis, pruned in cordon royat. Manual and machine harvest. Fermentation and maturation in stainless steel tanks
Closure Screw Cap
Cellaring/Ageing Potential Drink within 5 years after bottling


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