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Astobiza Txakoli

Product No:1213002
Producer:Bodega Astobiza
Name:Astobiza Txakoli
Varietal:Ondarrabi Zuri, Ondarrabi Zuri Zerratie
Region:Basque Country/País Vasco
Wine Style:Still
Producer Summary:Astobiza Estate are boutique producers of Txakoli. The small-scale winery is based in Okondo in the Álava province, just 12 miles to the south west of Bilbao, and owns 10 hectares of vineyards. The focus of the estate is on the indigenous Ondarrabi Zuri grape, with smaller plantings of Ondarrabi Zuri Zerriatie (Petit Courbu) and Izkirota (Gros Manseng). The grapes, which are planted at low densities at 300 metres above sea level, are all handpicked and protected from harsh Atlantic winds by surrounding hills.
Short Tasting Note:Notes of pear, apple, grapefruit and peach. Fresh and vibrant on the palate with a marked minerality on the finish.
Long Tasting Note:Straw yellow in colour with flecks of green. Intensely aromatic with notes of pear, apple, grapefruit and peach. Fresh and vibrant on the palate, with a marked minerality on the finish. Serve well chilled. Perfect with sushi, raw fish dishes and cold shellfish.
Awards:Decanter Highly Recommended - 90 Points (2019 Vintage), 2020 IWC Bronze (2019 Vintage), 2020 Decanter Bronze (2019 Vintage), 2019 Decanter Bronze (2018 Vintage)
Press Recommendations:"Saline and lemony on the nose. Fine interplay between balanced red grapefruit acidity, fresh green herbs and sea saltiness. Very mineral, distinctly so, which gives individuality." (Decanter, April 2014)

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