About the Wine
Unpronounceably excellent dry white from the Basque country with crisp citrus and lemon sherbet flooding the palate.
Wild yeast fermentation adds texture and interest, as does some time on lees, but it is the seafood-loving cool acid-jazz citrus tang that you will bring you back for a second bottle.
About Artomaña Txakolina
Artomaña Txakolina is a forty-minute drive south of Bilbao in the Arabako Txaolina DO, which is the warmest and furthest inland of the three Txakoli regions. Like much of this green and damp part of Spain, the vineyards and valleys are flanked by imposing mountain ranges.
The Alava brothers, sons of founder Eugenio Alava Ugarte focus on making wines that respect the traditions of the region while reflecting the unique terroir that surrounds them. Capping yields, natural yeasts, native varietal blends, and stainless steel vinification are some of the practices they follow to make sure it is the soil and the fruit that do the talking. They are not interested in clouding their wines with oak or muddying their identity with the addition of non-Basque varieties.