Spring flowers, a swirl of pineapple, just ripe stone fruit, with candied lemon, lime zest, peach cobbler and wet stones - something distinctly 'rocky' about it. There's so much fruit capering on the palate with good old fashioned tuck shop sweets - think rhubarb and custard sweets, with some green melon, pithy grapefruit and a long, sherbety finish. Great with everything from scallops with cucumber and lime to a chicken curry.
On our Spanish buying trip a couple of years ago, we must have tasted more than a hundred wines before we alighted upon the garnachas and tempranillos of Familia Bastida. When the winemaker gave us a taste of his top wine, made from old vines planted in 1950, we honestly thought that it would be a £20+ wine. Imagine how our jaws dropped when he told us it was half that price. And now we have a fab white from them too!