Hiruzta Txakolina Getariako 2020

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Tasting Notes

This exceptionally clean and crisp wine has delicate aromas of white pear flesh and some white grapefruit with crushed seashell minerality. The finish is long and tropical fruit lingers.

WINE INFORMATION

Txakoli is the wine produced in the Basque Country of Spain, mainly with the Hondarrabi Zuri grape variety; a native grape that makes Txakoli stand out from any other wine worldwide. Txakoli production in this village dates back to 1186, however the tradition was lost during a long stretch of sieges and battles that took place there in the early 1600’s. Hondarribia (Basque Country) is a picturesque fishing village that has managed to ensure the preservation of its architecture, history and an important gastronomic culture among its inhabitants.

The name Hiruzta means “a three-person harvest” in Basque, refers to the winery owners Asensio Rekalde and his sons Txarli and Angel. Through years of work the Rekalde family has recovered and revitalized Hondarribia’s viticultural heritage, with nine vineyard plots that sit in the Jaizkibel foothills that surround the winery.

The winery was opened in 2012, with the first vintage being 2011. The 17 Hectares surround the winery which is trellis-planted and south-facing, giving the grapes maximum sunshine and with sea breeze from the Jaizkibel cliffs. The native grape, hondarrabi zuri is the most widely planted.

This vintage was a bit earlier than previous years due to the exceptional dryness and lack of rain this vintage. The rain came after the first ripening of grapes which was ideal and led to a higher yield than expected.

Food Pairing Suggestions

Brunch Foods, Duck, East Asian (Chinese/Japanese/Korean), Fish (white), Fondue, Ham, Just for Cocktailing, Sushi

Color/Type:
White
Origin:
Spain , Basque Country
Grape Varietal:
95% Hondarrabi Zuri, 5% Gros Manseng
Price:
$19.50 each
  bottle(s)