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A wine from vineyards overlooking the Bay of Biscay in Basque country. Pale green, faint aromas of green apples and plums, very light, bright, sharp and salty with biting acidity and a savoury saltiness as well as the classic Txakoli “spritz”.
From Bilbao to San Sebastian Basque Txakoli (or Chacoli) is made from the native Hondarrabi Zuri. Served in the pinxtos bars poured with great panache from a great height into small tumblers. The green-tinted liquid turns chalky- white, foams and eventually settles, retaining a lively spritz. The best wines are produced around the fishing village of Getaria where the vineyards are cut into incredibly steep terraced slopes overlooking the Bay of Biscay. Here you have a polyculture: apples, pears and tomatoes are planted, the vineyards are not weeded and no chemical sprays are used.