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Bodegas Ameztoi, Txakoli de Getaria 2018

Brilliant lemon hue with light fizz 

Zesty, bright acidity, mildly effervescent with a very refreshing crisp palate

Saline, citrusy, savoury seaside and cider aromas

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About the Producer

From vineyards overlooking the Bay of Biscay in Basque country

Bodegas Ameztoi is one of the top producers of Getariako Txakolina. The winery owns 20

hectares of vines overlooking the town of San Sebastian. Ignacio Ameztoi is the seventh generation to carry on the

tradition of making Txakolina.

“In San Sebastián, you wouldn’t believe how much Txakolina is drunk in the month of August alone,” said Ignacio Ameztoi Aranguren, in a profile for The New York Times. “Here in Basque country, they drink it year-round. They drink it with meat, too. That’s the culture.”

 In Basque it is mostly called Txakolina (pronounced chack-oh-LEE-nah), but also referred to as Txakoli (CHACK-oh-lee).

 

Oysters and Txakoli

Wine & Food Matching Ideas

Fresh Seafood

Oysters

Sushi

Tempura

Fish & Chips

Fried Calamari

Fried Calamari

Try it with

Fried Calamari

Despite the tricky spelling, Txakoli is an extremely easy, carefree, fun, and refreshing style of wine. The slight fizz, low alcohol, and high acidity make it particularly easy-drinking as an aperitif but also easy to pair with a wide variety of tapas. It's normally poured with a bit of drama: at arms length overhead to maximise the bubbles straight into a chilled tumbler. The locals love Txakoli with a plate of fried calamari. If you're willing to try frying your own, Felicity Cloake provides a great recipe.