The Basque region of Spain is considered the country’s Mecca for fine dining. San Sebastian and Bilbao has a range of fine restsurants with an abundance of Michelin stars. With fine dining comes great wines. Often the wines from Rioja, Douru and Penedes are considered the best from Spain, but the local wines from the Basque country are getting better and better.
This weeks wine is a great and affordable white wine. Hiruzta is a Txakoli wine that combines classicism and modernity. It is made from the Hondarrabi Zuri grape, grown in the winery’s own vineyards in Hondarribia and fermented at its state-of-the-art facility. Produced in at an exceptional winery equipped with state-of-the-art technology.
The winery’s own 17 ha. Vineyard is located in the surroundings of the winery itself, at the foothills of Jaizkibel Mountain. It is oriented towards the mid-day sun which protects it from the wind and damp of the nearby Cantabrian sea, thereby enjoying excellent sunshine. Trellis grown vineyard using double Guyot training system. Plantation layout: 2.60 x 1.20 (3,200 strains/hectare). Soil with a thick bedrock layer and clayish marly.
Hiruzta Txakolina 2020 - 172,90 kr
Great acidity that gives it a sparkling feel. Very zesty and cool. Lemon, lime, grapefruit and hazelnuts on the nose. Some small, light bubbles, lime, great acidity in the mouth. Very nice. Great with tapas as you would expect. This has a potential of becoming a house wine!