Ameztoi "Stimatum" Red, Getariako Txakolina
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Ameztoi "Stimatum" Red, Getariako Txakolina - 2022

Item # 48476 750mL

A red Txakoli wine that's made from the Ondarrabi Beltza local grape. On the palate you'll find a luminous wine that is aromatic with pepper, currant and raspberry fruits. Pair with intense cheeses or fried fish.

$25.96/ Single Bottle
$311.52 $280.37/ Case of 12
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Txakoli is already a style of wine that excites wine geeks like myself. These are generally crisp racey and vibrant white wines made with the Hondarrabi Zuri grape in Basque country in Spain. However, this is not that. This is the much harder to find Honarrabi Beltza which is the black skinned version of this grape. Until we got this into the shop recently I had only ever read about this so it developed a mythical status to me, but as I am myself of Basque descent I have been dying to try some. And wow, was it worth the wait. Very aromatic notes of black pepper and a combination of red and black fruit notes. While this has darker fruit notes, it is still fairly light and, like its white counterpart, has enough acidity to keep fresh and not at all weighed down. A wine that I want year round with a light chill and Iberico Ham.

- AA



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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