Grapelive Wine of the Week
By Kerry Winslow
2009 Uriondo Bizkaiko Txakolina Spanish Basque White.
This pure and vibrant Txakolina was made from 70% Mune Mahatsa and 30% Txori Mahatsa and fermented in stainless tanks that intensified the bright crispness and citrus flavors. The palate is tangy with lots of green apple and lime with vigorous acidity and zest, plus hints of mineral, chalk and a sense of the ocean. With 11.5% alcohol and light body this white is perfect for oysters and hot days, is is one of the most vivid and refreshing whites out there! I’ve always had a soft spot for Txakolina whites and this one brought that bias back in a big way.
($19 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive