2020 Hiruzta Txakolí

13.95 11.53
Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Basque Country
Winery Hiruzta
Year 2020
Grape Hondarribi Zuri
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (12%)
Drink window 2021 - 2024
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Hiruzta is a young family business in the Basque Country. Hiruzta means 'a harvest by three persons', namely that of father Asensio Rekalde and his sons Txarli and Angel. Immediately after the admission of the village of Hondarribia to the DO Txakolí de Getaria, the family buys vineyards here. In 2012, their first wines come on the market. Hiruzta is now one of the best performing houses in the region. The wines are already sold in more than 20 countries.

The Hiruzta Txakolí comes from the municipality of Hondarribia in the DO Getariako Txakolina in the Basque Country, literally against the French border. The vineyards are located on the slope of the Jaizkibel mountain, the westernmost peak of the Pyrenees. This slope protects the vineyards from wind and moisture from the Cantabrian Sea. The vineyards face southwest, on a thick, stony soil with lots of clay and marl. The vines are guided upwards via poles and wire. This is done to promote airflow, prevent high humidity and capture more sun.
Vinification The grapes are destemmed, crushed and gently pressed. After a cold stabilization, the juice is stored in tanks. This is done with a cold temperature, so that the natural carbon dioxide formation is preserved.

The Txacolí has a very good acidity, body and volume, enhanced by the sur lie aging which keeps the wine in contact with its yeasts during the maturation (about 6-7 months). The nice thing about the Txacolí grape is that it is never excessive in alcohol. In the glass, the Hiruzta Txakolí has a light greenish-yellow color with intense notes of pear, apple, grapefruit, pineapple and passion fruit in the nose. in the mouth the wine is crisp, fresh and tight with notes of citrus and pineapple. An extremely subtle, mineral bubble gives tension. This wine is delicious with pintxos with anchovies and for us one of the best wines with oysters.

"Fresh, light-bodied, lower-alcohol Txakolis deserve to be better known. This is a classic Getaria style, with a slight spritz and pretty saline, slatey richness allied to crisp acidity and citrus and fresh herb flavours." - 90 points , Decanter

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Type of Wine White
Country Spain
Region Basque Country
Winery Hiruzta
Grape Hondarribi Zuri
Biological certified No
Vegan No
Year 2020
Drinking as of 2021
Drinking till 2024
Alcohol % 12
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Tasting Profiles Dry, Fresh, Fruity, White fruit
Drink moments Borrelen, Met vrienden, Summer party, Terras, Voor alledag
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