This white has delicious and bright fresh ripe fruit, while retaining the classic brilliant acidity that Txakoli has always been known for. Aromas of white pear, young peach, green apple, and fresh grapefruit lead into an extremely fresh palate that is balanced with minerality, acidity, and persistence. We LOVE a good Txakoli!!
Astobiza is a gorgeous winery in the Txakolí de Alava DO of Spain. Named after a portion of the mountains nearby, Astobiza is a young bodega with old family history in winemaking. Xabier Abando's memories of his father making wine and growing up in the vineyards during the 1950's, carried him past his father's untimely death when Xabier was only fifteen, and gave him the motivation and dreams to one day create his own bodega. In 1996, his passion began to take form when he accrued an estate near the town of Okendo, and began planting his first 2 hectares of vines, and grew with each year. After his vines produced grapes he found suitable, he built his bodega in 2008 for his first vintage of wine at the age of 68. Now with his son-in-law Jon Zubeldia, and the help of enologist Ana MartÍn, Xabier is making beautiful Txakolí from his organically farmed estate that would have made his father proud.
Winery/Producer: Señorío de Astobiza
Grape(s): 100% Hondarrabi Zuri
Style: White, dry
Origin: Arabako Txakolina - Chacolí de Álava (aka Txacoli de Álava), Basque Country, Spain
Vinification: Organic and sustainable farming practices. The grapes are hand harvested and fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks.
Aging: Aged in stainless steel tanks.
% ABV: 12.5%