Bassus ‘Finca Casilla Herrera’ 2013



Producer Details
Bodegas Hispano+Suizas are a boutique winery owned by Bodegas Murviedro. Their 55 hectares of vineyard include old vine Bobal. They also produce wines from international varietals and Cavas. Their philosophy blends traditional viticulture and innovative winemaking.

In The Vineyard Grapes are selected from low yielding Bobal, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Franc vines in Hispano+Suizas’ own vineyards. The climate is continental with mediterranean influences, and the soil is chalky-clay. The grapes are harvested in the cooler morning temperatures and then kept in cold storage for 3 days.

In The Winery After further selection and destalking, the grapes undergo cold maceration at 8ยบ for 4 days, with daily submerging of the cap. After gentle pressing each variety is fermented and aged separately for 10 months, with a further 10 months maturation after blending. Fermentation and maturation is all carried out in 400L French Allier and American oak barrels.

Tasting Note
Ripe red fruit aromas with toasty vanilla and balsamic notes. The palate is full and rich with more red berry and dense black fruit flavours. Poised and well structured with balancing acidity, light smoky notes and a long finish.

Food Recommendations
Roasts, red meats and steak