Aitzalde Txakoli is produced by Akarregi Txiki, a small winery which has been in the Eizmendi-Garrastazu family for generations. It is located in the picturesque coastal town of Getaria, in the in the Basque Country of Spain. Aitzalde is named for a steep vineyard which slopes down to the Atlantic Ocean (photo attached). Aitzalde translates into “place of stone”, an apt name for this rocky vineyard. This unique spot produces very dry, minerally white wine from the Hondarrabi Zuri (white) and Hondarrabi Beltza (red) grapes. Txakoli is generally known for its searing acidity, however the wines produced in the Getariako de Txakolina DO have more fruit, less pronounced acidity, and fewer green notes than other Txakoli DOs which makes them more versatile.
2015 Rose: 89 IWR