Antxiola - Getariako Txakolina Blanco 2019
Hondarrabi Zuri and Hondarrabi Beltza
Basque Country, Spain
From the importer -
Limpid straw-gold. Aromas of fresh orange and green apple, with a touch of dusty minerals adding vibrancy. Silky and light on its feet, offering zesty citrus and orchard fruit flavors and a refreshingly bitter quinine flourish. Shows very good focus and cut on the dry, persistent finish, which strongly echoes the mineral note.
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.