Basque White Wine
Wine from the land, txakoli was originally produced in Basque caserios or farmhouses using locally grown hondarribi zuri and hondarribi beltza grapes since the 9th century. Written historical evidence of txakoli has been found from 1623.
Hard to pronounce and delicious to drink. The peculiar characteristics of this wine come from the terrain it is grown, the D.O. or denomination of origin protects Basque txakoli and defines what areas, processes and types of grapes can be used in its production. The three official denominations of txakoli wine include Bizkaia, Getaria and Alava, depending upon the region it was grown.
There are different nuances to txakoli from different areas, Getaria txakoli has more minerality and light bubbles, while some Bizkaia txakoli is fermented in oak barrels. Some txakoli is white, but there is also a pink version like rosé. Whichever your preference, be sure to enjoy with the local pintxos for the full experience.
To enjoy txakoli, it must always be served cold, the wine’s crisp and fresh minerality remind us of citrus and herb, it lends itself perfectly with appetizers. It is a social wine for drinking with friends at the many bars and restaurants in the Basque Country.
If you enjoy wine and are interested in a txakoli wine tasting or meeting winery owners, get in touch and we can help to organize a group visit. Topa! Cheers!0