Bizkaiko Txakolina, Uriondo
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Bizkaiko Txakolina, Uriondo - 2021

Item # 44914 750mL

From one tiny vineyard close to Bilbao, this family winery does everything on the micro level. Using only the native varities Hondarrabi Zuri, Mune Mahatsa, and Txori Mahatsa, Spontenaous fermentation with native yeast, and the juice spends 2 hours on the skins. This still white wine is bottled without any carbonic gas, and is extremely traditional in style. Pair with salt cod fritters.

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Wine made from grapes grown without synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides in the vineyard.

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Staff Pick Notes

Txakoli wines are not only light and spritzy as most of the buzz would suggest. There are actually three distinct subregions within Txakoli that make differing styles of this uniquely Basque delight. This bottle is from the Bizkaiko Txakolina DO, which is made up of small plots between the city of Bilbao and the bay of Biscay. It has more weight and roundness on the palate than you would guess from the label. It's also gorgeously toned with yellow fruit and apple notes. There is no effervescence, but it does show off a strong back bone of acidity. This wine is delicious with or without food. Pair it with a seafood salad or charcuterie and crunchy bread. Topa!

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Central to the Spanish winemaking philosophy is the belief that wine should be released only when it is ready to be consumed, and not a moment before. Spanish wine law focuses squarely on this issue: the terms Crianza, Reserva and Gran Reserva are highly regulated indicators of the amount of time a wine has aged prior to its release. In Rioja, Navarra, and the Ribera del Duero (which have the most stringent requirements) red Crianzas must be aged a minimum of two years; Reservas, at least three...

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