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2019 Artomana Txakolina Xarmant Txakoli

Txakoli, Spain

Perfect crisp white to enjoy alongside a plate of grilled calamari.`

$35.00

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About

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.

Additional Info

From the Importer

This estate wine is a blend of varieties dominated by Hondarrabi Zuri (70%) with equal parts of Izkiriota, Izkiriota Ttippia and Hondarrabi Zuri Zerratia. The parcels are hand-picked separately and left to cold soak for 24 hours at 10 degrees. This increases both volume and aromatic complexity in the final wine. The wines ferment spontaneously with vineyard yeasts and spend four months on lees in stainless steel before bottling.

Blend : Hondarrabi Zuri (70%), equal parts Izkiriota (Gros Manseng), Izkiriota Ttippia (Petit Manseng) and Hondarrabi Zuri Zerratia (Petit Courbu).
ABV : 12.50%
Closure : Screw cap
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

DDS review

Cleansing Spanish white, in the vein of an Eden Valley Riesling - Different Drop

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