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Hiruzta Txakoli Hondarribia 2016


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One Case ( 6 Bottles ): £82.84

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Country - Spain

Region - Basque

Grape Varieties - Hondarrabi Zuri 95%, Gros Manseng 5%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Hiruzta Txakoli Winery

Tasting notes - Rich aromas of crisp apples, pear, grapefruit and tropical pineapple are enhanced by the 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 tropical fruits and a long aromatic finish. Packed with flavours of apple, pear and grapefruit, with hints of tropical fruits through to a dry, mineral and salivating finish.

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2017
92Pts, Wine & Spirits Mag,
2017
16.5Pts, Jancis Robinson,
2017

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Packed with flavours of apple, pear and grapefruit, with
hints of tropical fruits through to a dry, mineral and
salivating finish.
Producer Note
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.
Vintage
2016 saw a rainy spring followed by the highest average temperatures for 30 years.
Favourable conditions during véraison were followed by hot, dry weather during the
summer which delayed ripening. Rain in September enabled the grapes to ripen
later than usual, but with good quality.
Vineyard
Hiruzta (pronounced "Ir-rosster") is an Estate winery. The grapes are grown in their 11
hectare single vineyard, located at the foothills of Jaizkibel mountain, just 500 metres
away from the Cantabric Sea. The salty sea breeze influence is one of the main
characteristics that can be appreciated in the Hiruzta Txakoli (pronounced
"Chaccoli"). The climate is wet and rainy, so the vines are planted in a south-westerly
orientation to maximise the potential sunshine onto the vines and to protect from the
winds and damp conditions from the nearby sea. The double Guyot trained vines
are planted at a density of 4,000 per hectare. Trellises are used to avoid the high
humidity, to increase airflow and to gain more exposure to the sunlight during the
day. The soils have a thick bedrock layer and are clayish marl.
Winemaking
Vinified in Hirutza's state-of-the-art winery. The manually harvested grapes were
destemmed, crushed, rinsed and gently pressed. Cold static settling then took place
at 8 to 10°C, prior to fermentation in stainless steel tanks at controlled low
temperatures. The wine was stored in tanks at a cool temperature to maintain the
naturally occurring carbonic gas. Gently clarified and stabilised before bottling.
Tasting Note
Rich aromas of crisp apples, pear, grapefruit and tropical pineapple are enhanced
by the 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 tropical
fruits and a long aromatic finish.
Serving Suggestion
Ideal with appetisers, hors d'oeuvres, shellfish, grilled fish or mild cheese.
Grape
Hondarrabi Zuri 95%, Gros Manseng 5%

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2017
92Pts, Wine & Spirits Mag,
2017
16.5Pts, Jancis Robinson,
2017

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Data sheet

Vintage
2016
Bottle Size
75cl
Case Size
6 Bottles

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Hiruzta Txakoli Hondarribia 2016

Country - Spain

Region - Basque

Grape Varieties - Hondarrabi Zuri 95%, Gros Manseng 5%

Alcohol by volume - 12%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Hiruzta Txakoli Winery

Tasting notes - Rich aromas of crisp apples, pear, grapefruit and tropical pineapple are enhanced by the 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 tropical fruits and a long aromatic finish. Packed with flavours of apple, pear and grapefruit, with hints of tropical fruits through to a dry, mineral and salivating finish.

Awards
Silver, IWC, 2017
92Pts, Wine & Spirits Mag,
2017
16.5Pts, Jancis Robinson,
2017

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