This is extremely good Getariako Txakoli and faithfully reflects this premium region of Txakoli production. Therefore, it is a worthy first foray into the style. Attractive brilliant straw hues, with a mid-to-low fizz spritz on palate. The nose is alluring and delicate with apple, cucumber and some light pear perfume. The palate shows full but structured; gentle fruit sweetness (barely off-dry at 4.75 g/l residual) gives a bright fruit spread on entry, and it gains nice gentle tartness, facilitating a poised and impeccably balanced finish. Clean, well composed spring fruits, beautifully spiced; great drinking. Above all, this is classic Txakoli – exactly what you should expect: correct, clear, delicious. 11% a/v. A refreshing wine, but it could go with food.
Txomin Etxaniz (Pronounced: Cho-min Ech-aniss) are typical of the fiercely Basque “Txakolina Getariako” style. The Etxaniz family estate is located in the heart of the Getaria zone at the town of Getaria itself, west along the coast from San Sebasitian. It is also one of the oldest, with vineyard plantings contributing to the production of Txakoli since 1649.
Txomin Etxaniz has 35 hectares of protected, sloped vineyards planted to the two native grapes, the white Hondarrabi Zuri (90%) and red Hondarrabi Beltza (10%). All fruit for TE wines is self-grown, and harvested by hand at the end of September. Modern winemaking techniques are employed, with the grapes receiving a gentle pneumatic pressing in an inert atmosphere, followed by temperature controlled fermentation and then kept in contact with lees until bottling.
pronounced: chak -o -lee. Slightly sparkling, very dry white wine with high acidity and low alcohol content produced in the Spanish provinces of the Basque Country, Cantabria and northern Burgos.
It is normally drunk young and fresh, served into tall glasses poured from a height as an aperitif.
Rose and Red examples are available too.