D.O. ARABAKO TXAKOLINA-
TXAKOLI DE SALVA - SPAIN
Region/ Sub-Region: Spain, Basque, Txakoli, Arabako D.O.
Grapes: 100% Hondarrabi Zuri.
Soil: Limestone and clay mixed with gravel.
Vinification: Harvest in October, de-stemmed, and immediately crushed. Fermentation takes place in small stainless-steel tanks at low temperatures. Wine remains in tank for 6 months on the lees. Bottled with light effervescent and aged for two months at winery in bottle.
Nose: Intense, very personal varietal aromas, particularly of citrus fruit limes, grapefruit, apples, and other white pulp fruit.
Taste: Fresh and harmonious in the mouth, with that elegant bitter hint typical of the grape variety.
Gastronomy: The perfect pairing for assorted tapas, char-grilled fish, and mild cheeses.
Color: Straw-yellow with green hues; clean and bright with light bubbles.
Harria means “stone” in Basque language. It is made from 100% estate fruit and is the youngest of the Txakolis wines.
Talking About the Wines:
-Dr. Owen Bargreen, Oct ‘21 gave 91 points to 2020 Harria (white). “This beautiful, bright and high-acid wine shows off lighter gooseberry and pink grapefruit tones with salty and nutty accents on the palate. Nicely textured, enjoy over the next few days while the great core of freshness remains.”