2018 Astobiza Txakoli

País Vasco, Spain

Crisp, crystal-clear white wine made from the indigenous Spanish variety, Hondarrabi Zuri. Great fun if you're looking for something outside the ordinary.



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About The Wine

Xabier Abando's father would tell him stories of how he would make wine during the 1950s. These stories stuck with him all his life and prompted his to plant his own vines in his twilight years.

At the age of 68 he built his own beautiful bodega in the Txakolí de Alava DO of Spain to make wines from the vines he'd planted some 12 years earlier. He focused on local white varieties and has now passed the bodega on to his son-in-law, Jon Zubeldia.

This refreshing white wine is made from the native Spanish variety, Hondarrabi Zuri.

It's the perfect match for calamari or shell fish. It's crisp, uber-refreshing and something a little bit different that will hit the spot as you watch the sun go down on a warm afternoon.

The beautiful Astobiza bodega
The beautiful Astobiza bodega
País Vasco, Spain
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From The Producer

Selection by plots, harvest by hand in small boxes, second selection at the table, de-stemming and cold maceration prior to gentle pressing, static racking of the must, controlled temperature fermentation, inertized, stabilized and microfiltration process.

Blend : Hondarrabi Zuri (90%), Hondarrabi Zuri Zerratie (10%)
ABV : 13.0%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2021
Bottle Size : 750ml

The vines at Astobiza
The vines at Astobiza
País Vasco, Spain
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"Clean and bright. Straw yellow color with green tones. Intense varietal aromas, with notes of white fruit, (pear and apple) citrus, (grapefruit) and bone, (peach). Fresh on the palate, tasty, balanced, long and persistent aromatic finish, with slight bitter and mineral notes of varietal character and marked by the soil of cultivation." - Astobiza

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Amazing Txakoli

Txakoli is hard to find in Sydney. Very fortunate to find some here!

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