2011 Arregi, Getoriako Txakolina, Basque White, Spain.
Another summer gem, this 2011 Arregi will delight your senses with tingling freshness and lime flower essences. Crisp and tangy with puckering citrus, green apple and mineral tones, this Txakolina is perfect for hot afternoons and warm evenings with fish, cheese or savory salads. Basque whites are glorious food wines and the zesty dry flavors, light body and vibrant acidity can’t help but bring a smile to your face. I especially love these wines with oysters and or salty cured fish like sardines. Not always easy to find or pronounce, Txakolina is a very pleasing wine, and this Arregi is a great example, look for it.
($22 Est.) 92 Points, grapelive
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