Which wine will fill our summer? We opt for a Txakoli from Itsasmendi from the fine Basque Country. Anyone who has been to the Basque Country has naturally fallen in love with the beautiful bays, the luscious green hills and the elaboarte, generous cuisine. San Sebastian and Bilbao attract food lovers from all over the world. Until recently, the level of regional wine lagged far behind the quality of Basque cuisine. Today there are a handful of Bodegas that take the wine production to the next level. Itsasmendi is a unique and great addition to our range. Their base wine is deliciously drinkable, summery and fruity. Mineral and spicy like Riesling. The thirst-quenching content is just as cheerful as the label. This is like summer in a bottle.
The Txakoli 7 is a lot more complex and has a nice full round mouth feel, without losing that slender, refined style. A style which suits the beautiful, generous contemporary Basque kitchen. A combination of warm fruit, ocean salinity and clean finish. This wine is a perfect match for today’s cuisine with fragrant oils, succulent shellfish and crispy vegetables from the (konro) grill.
The Batberri is the bad boy in the story. Nice and rough and unexpected. We don’t have many bottles, because there aren’t many made. This is for the adventurous soul, who dares to take it one step further. You might have to give a little explanation to your dinner companions about the style. Don’t serve it too cold, because this is amber juice from white grapes. It’s like red in a white body. You might like to drink it with a hearty dish that can handle the power of tannins.