Txakoli, Basque Country
Txakoli is a unique and refreshing wine from the Basque Country, with a distinct flavor profile and traditional pouring method.
Regional History & Terroir: Txakoli is produced in the Basque Country, located in the northern part of Spain. The region has a maritime climate, with moderate temperatures and high humidity, which creates a favorable environment for grape growing. The terroir is characterized by a mix of sandy and clay soils, with a high acidity level that contributes to the unique flavor profile of Txakoli.
Typical Grape Varietals: The three main grape varietals used to make Txakoli are Hondarrabi Zuri, Hondarribi Zuri Zerratia, and Izkiriota Txikia. Hondarrabi Zuri is the most commonly used grape, and it produces a wine with high acidity, fresh fruit flavors, and a slight effervescence.
Regional Wine Styles: Txakoli is a unique and refreshing wine with a distinct flavor profile. It is known for its bright acidity, citrus and green apple flavors, and slight effervescence. The wine is traditionally poured from a height, which aerates the wine and enhances the effervescence. Txakoli is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of foods, including seafood, pintxos, and cheeses