Txakoli, Ameztoi Txakolina 2019
The wines of the Basque Country are as wonderfully unique as Basque culture itself. Racy, mineral-driven wines with a piquant palate, they’re made from local varieties found nowhere else. Light and bright, distinctive and delicious, Basque wine is perfect with the phenomenal local cuisine, but also manages to translate well to a variety of international fare. It is a particuarly good match for seafood.
Ameztoi Txakolina is one of the region’s top producers, now in its seventh generation. The winery owns 20 hectares of vines in the best location. From the vineyards one can see the town of San Sebastian and the Atlantic Ocean. Mineral-laced aromas of pear, floral honey, lemon pith and fresh herbs. Densely packed orchard and citrus fruit flavours are brightened by a zesty minerality and a hint of white pepper. Refreshingly bitter on the finish, with the mineral note repeating.