Wine "Txomin Etxaniz" White, 2016
Reviews of purchase "Txomin Etxaniz" White, 2016
The wine has a light straw color.
Subtle and harmonious wine with a pleasant acidity, fresh mineral nuances and sustainable aftertaste.
The wine has a fresh, elegant fruity aroma.
Wine is an excellent aperitif and goes well with tapas, fish and seafood, pickled anchovies, tuna in oil.
"Txomin Etxaniz" - a classic white wine of the Basque Country, with a bright refreshing acidity, complex, long and rich taste fragrant bouquet with hints of minerals, citrus fruits, flowers, herbs. The wine is made from the autochthonous cultivated from the XIV century grapes - Ondarrabi Beltsa and Ondarrabi Suri grown to Chakoli de Getaria. The vineyards are planted on steep chalky soils of high slopes overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. After air compression in the inert gas atmosphere is performed in neutral wine fermentation tanks under controlled temperature and then aged wine lees for several months.
In blended wine "Tchomin Etxaniz" white grape variety predominates Ondarrabi Suri (85%), supplemented by a small proportion of red varieties Ondarrabi Beltsa (15%). Ondarrabi Suri is the dominant variety in the Basque Country, from it are gorgeous light, fresh white wine, with hints of citrus, herbs and minerals. His name was in honor of grapes city "Hondarribia" ("Ondarrabi") and the word "Zuri" translated means "white." Red grapes Ondarrabi Beltsa also named after the city, but the similarity ends varieties. This grape is used primarily as a part of the hood, as it has a pronounced acidity and is intended to be consumed young.
Txomin Etxaniz winery located in the heart of the Basque region Getaria. Many generations of the family Etxaniz engaged in viticulture and winemaking. In the old archives of 1649 preserved records of Domingo de Etxaniz, growers of Getaria. Tchomin Etxaniz owns 35 hectares of vineyards situated on the slopes. There are two kinds of farm grown autochthonous grapes: Ondarrabi Suri (90%) and Ondarrabi Beltsa (10%). The winery produces three white wine - "Tchomin Etxaniz", "Eugene" and "Uydi" (Late Harvest). Harvested in late September-early October by hand in 20-kg boxes. After vinification wine is traditionally aged on the lees.