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Uriondo, Bizkaiko Txakolina Basque Country, Spain 2019 (750mL)
Racy, fresh, mineral, and often a touch spritzy, Txakolina (cha-ko-LEE-na) is the traditional white wine of the País Vasco, or Basque Country. Uriondo is in the Bizkaiko Txakolina DO (Denomination of Origin), one of several geographically specific growing zones along Spain’s north coast just south-west of San Sebastián. Uriondo’s estate is centered on a single 2.5-hectare vineyard planted close to the Atlantic Ocean, with a mix of local varieties—especially Hondarribi Zuri, one of the region’s principal white grapes. Some of the best seafood restaurants in the world dot the coastline between Bilbão and Donostia-San Sebastián, and there’s no question what Txakolina pairs best with: anything pulled fresh from the sea. Briny shellfish (fresh oysters, mussels, clams) are especially good.
- RegionBasque Country
- Sub-RegionBizkaiko Txakolina
- SoilClay & Sand
- BlendHondarribi Zuri 71%, Munemahatsa 19%, Txori Mahatsa 10%
- Temp.Serve at 45° F
- GlasswareAll-Purpose Stems
- PairingSpanish Fried Anchovies (Boquerones Fritos)
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