Fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.
Okendo Txakolina Astobiza
Basque Country :: Spain
Astobiza Estates are based in the locality of Alavesa de Okondo (Basque country, North of Spain). They own 10 hectares of indigenous grapes varieties of Ondarrabi zuri and Gros Manseng. The vineyards are located at 300 meters above sea level and between mountains which protect them from the humid fog and the icy winter.
They specialize in Txakoli wines and have made their mission to reflect in them the environment and the climate, together with the character of their native grapes. They produce a dry, fruity txakoli, with color and aroma in a fresh and playful packaging.
All their vines are hand harvested with a low production of 4.000 to 6.000 kg per hectares.
Ondarrabi Zuri 100%.
Selection plot by plot, hand picking into small crates, second selection on selection table, stemming and cold maceration prior to soft pressing, static must racking, fermentation under controlled temperature, inerting, stabilization and microfiltering process.
Clean and bright. Straw yellow colour with shades of green.
Intense varietal aromas, with overtones of white fruit, (pear and apple), citrus fruit (grapefruit), and stone fruit (peach).
Fresh in mouth, lively, balanced, long. Persistent aromatic finish with slightly bitter and mineral varietal overtones from the soil.
Serve chilled in a glass, at around 6º- 8º, perfect for pairing with sashimi and sushi, fish served rare and cold shellfish. Ideal cheeses for contrast pairing include Gorgonzola and Cabrales.