Antxiola Getariako Txakolina Rosé 2020

Antxiola is a small family winery in Getaria, Spain near the village of Orio. The vineyards are naturally farmed overlooking the ocean and bottled immediately after fermentation to retain its freshness and natural effervescence!

$14.97

Description

Country: Spain

Region: Txakoli, Getariako-Txakolina

Variety: Hondurrabi Beltza

Terroir: 2 hectares of vines ranging from 10-40 years old; 90 meters above sea-level on rolling hills near the coast; Clay soils

Winemaking: Hand-harvested and macerated on the skins for 24 hours; Fermentation with natural yeasts in stainess steel tank; Bottled young with no aging

"Antxiola pronounced (ahn-cho-la) is a txacoli wine made by Bodegas Zudugarai. The winery was founded in 1989 the same year that the DO of Getaria txakolina was founded. The Errasti family has been growing grapes and making wine from these vineyards for over 40 years working with the local varieties of Hondarrabi Zuri and Hondarrabi Beltza. The vineyards and winery are near the coast line among rolling hills at about 90 meters above sea level. The sunniest and windiest slopes are the ones planted to vines so that the grapes can get ripe and also remain dry and avoid fungal and rot issues. All work in the vineyards is done by hand including harvest. Fermentation takes place naturally in stainless steel tanks over a period of about 20 days. The wine is then bottled while young to retain some of its natural effervescence.

Besides the delicious and bracing Txacoli, Antxiola also makes a small amount of a fresh, vibrant, pale pink Rosado.

The name Antxiola refers to a famous fortified home in the nearby town of Orio that was part of the walls fortifying the town. A rendering of that home is on the label of this wine. Admiral Antxiola was one of the most famous owners and written records of the house date back to 1555 – but we know the house is older than that." -Polaner Selections

Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Antxiola Getariako Txakolina Rosé 2020”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Create A Tasting Profile

How would you like New Jersey’s only Master of Wine to give you personal wine recommendations? It starts with this quick tasting profile so we can get to know your palate. Then each time you buy, rate, or review – it gets even better as we can tailor wines we may suggest to best suit your taste!