Hiruzta, Txakoli, Hondarribia 2019
A crisp, zesty wine from the Basque region in northern Spain, reclaiming lost traditions.
Rich aromas of crisp apples, pear, grapefruit and tropical pineapple are enhanced by a subtle effervescence. Balanced and fresh on the palate, it has the slight characteristic of a pearl wine with a well integrated crisp acidity, hints of citrus and tropical fruits and a long aromatic finish.
The Hiruzta project was launched by the Rekalde Family, with the aim of restoring the tradition of Txakoli production in Hondarribia. The town lends its name to the grape variety from which Txakoli is produced - the Hondarrabi Zuri. The tradition of producing this wine was lost in the 17th century, but is now being restored thanks to the Hiruzta project and involvement of resident oenologist Ana Martin, a key figure in the project. She is renowned for her professional expertise in creating outstanding white wines and Txakolis and her work has garnered countless awards.