Itsasmendi Txakoli 2016

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60% Hondarrabi Zuri and 40% Hondarrabi Zuri Zerratie - Estate grown. The wide range of soils and microclimates in the vineyards make for a harvest that stretches out over weeks. Sustainable viticulture and environmentally friendly winemaking stamp their mark on the personality of this Txakoli. Each parcel from the loam and clay vineyards are vinified separately in stainless steel tanks. One of Spain’s foremost oenologists, Ana Martín, is the winemaker behind these dynamic expressions of these traditional Basque grapes. Straw-lemon in color, a youthful, fruit-driven wine with notes of lemon drops, ripe grapefruit and more subtle floral notes. On the palate, its crisp and expressive with a persistent and pleasantly bitter finish typical of the grape varieties from this region. Bodegas Itsasmendi (Basque for “Sea and Mountain”) comprises 35 hectares of vineyards originally planted in 1989. It’s located in the Basque DO of Bizkaiko Txakolina overlooking the Bay of Biscay, not far from the city of Bilbao. Grapes are farmed by a small group of partners who own the extraordinarily beautiful land.