Gaintza 2021 Txakolina, Getariako Txakolina DO

Item Number: 17313

UPC: 8-437015799506

Country: Spain
Region: Basque Country
Sub Region: Basque Country
Appellation/AVA: Getariako Txakolina DO
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2021
Grape(s): 85% Hondarrabi Zuri / 15% Gros Manseng
Type: Wine - White
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 12
Soil Type: Clay and limestone soils
Elevation: 75 meters

Tasting Notes: From 100% estate-grown indigenous varieties Hondarrabi Zuri as well as the maritime variety Gros Manseng. The vines were planted in 1978.

Winemaking Notes: Temperature controlled fermentation in stainless steel, with 24 hour maceration. 45 day, slow fermentation, with no malolactic. Aged for eight months on the lees in stainless steel. Bottled at 0 degrees of natural sugar. Natural carbonation from finished fermentation in bottle.

Tasting Notes: On the nose, high toned aromas of lemon, quince, green apple, and sorrel are overlaid with sea spray and stony mineral notes. On the palate, puckering acidity and effervescence lend a practically gulpable appeal, with bright meyer lemon, apple and green herbs. Finishes salty and clean, begging for another sip. This is a classic Getaria-style Txakolina, with light efferevescence and brilliant, refreshing acidity. Low in alcohol, this is beach wine par excellence.

Pairing Suggestions: Gaintza’s low alcohol, effervescence and bright acidity make it a wonderful aperitif on its own, but it would be beautiful with shellfish, shrimp, and fried seafood.