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Spec sheet

TypeRed wine
AllergensContains sulfites
Alcohol contenti13.5%

The wine

Bassus is pure Mediterranean elegance, delighting the drinker with pomegranate, redcurrants and wild strawberries over a creamy background. Its red colour, somewhere between cherry and ruby-coloured, gives a clue to its unctuous and velvety feel on the palate. A taste of pepper and cloves reminds us of its time ageing in wood and add complexity to the mouth, while its precise acidity gives an unusual degree of verticality to the natural volume shared by Mediterranean wines. New aromas appear as each moment goes by. A suggestive creamy note reminds us of white school erasers whereas warmer spices such as cinnamon and vanilla add to its identity. Its majestic character is not founded on its time in wood, but on fresh, complex, and even balsamic, fruit. Flavoursome on the cheeks, it seems to hide its fine tannicity among reminiscences of ripe red fruit and liquorice. As it stands in the glass, aromas of flowers and scrubland appear, bringing to mind the elegance of chalky soils and strong continental climate changes found in inland Mediterranean regions.

Produced from the only Pinot Noir vineyard in Utiel-Requena, the wonderful Bassus wine is proof that its three winemakers were right. Their daring decision to plant this evasive French variety here was more than bravery, it was also a reflection on their extensive knowledge of vines and winemaking. Techniques commonly used in the Côte d'Or such as cold pre-maceration and punching down in open barrels extract colour, aroma, and fine tannins from the Pinot Noir's fine skins, making Bassus the most Burgundy-like of all the Utiel-Requena wines.

What does this wine taste like?

Cherry red / Ruby-red glints
Fresh fruit / Pepper / Clove / Balsamic notes / Liquorice
Flavoursome / Fine tannins / Elegant

Drinking and storing

Serve between 14ºC and 16ºC

Food pairing

Roasted duck / Grilled swordfish / Small game dishes

Ratings and awards

201791 PN
201092 PN
200890 PN
PN: Peñín

Customer reviews

9 reviews


ClimateMediterranean with continental influence

The winery

Bodegas Hispano-Suizas

Bodegas Hispano-Suizas

Bodegas Hispano-Suizas is the personal project of Marc Grin (wine producer and business director), Pablo Ossorio (oenologist) and Rafael Navarro (winemaker). Three friends with considerable experience in the wine world who one day decided to join forces and put their efforts into their own business and work towards an ambitious goal: to create comprehensible and affordable masterpieces. Our opinion: Well done! Whenever released, they have been amazing to say the least. They...