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Txomin Etxaniz, Getariako Txakolina 2020, Txakolina, Spain

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At the top of the list when it comes to quality Txakoli production, Txomin Etxaniz wines are typical of the fiercely Basque 'Txakolina Getariako' style.

Txomin Etxaniz is owned and was founded by the Txueka family. One of the most historic and important families in this region, there is primary source documentation proving that the family has been producing wine near the town of Getaria since 1649, around when the town was founded.   In 1980, Iñaki Txueka started a movement with the goal of revitalizing Txacoli from Getaria, and was a leader in the foundation of the official D.O. Getariako Txakolina in 1989.

Made up almost entirely of Hondarrabi Zuri, with the remaining Hondarrabi Beltza, the grapes come from Ametz Mendi and a handful of other historic vineyards within Getaria of Getariako Txakolina DO. The vines were planted from 1915 to 2000 upon beds of sandy, chalky loam. The winery sorts and selects for the healthiest grapes. Following a cold maceration, the grapes are destemmed and pressed in a closed pneumatic press. The fermentation is done by selected indigenous yeast and is maintained at very low temperatures to retain some dissolved CO2. The wine ages for six months in stainless steel sur lie before bottling.

With rip-roaring acidity this wine is fresh and lean punctuated by green apples, lime and a fizz of sherbet lemons. There’s a delightful tingle of petillance which sets it off nicely and introduces a slight mineral note on the finish. It cries out for oysters. Perfect if you like high toned, crisp white wines.

85% Hondarrabi Zuri, 15% Hondarrabi Beltza

* Included in our November White Box & Hapa Box *