From the heart of the Basque Country, Itsasmendi is a Spanish white wine produced by Bodegas Itsasmendi.
The 2017 vintage was a challenging one that, nevertheless, yielded an excellent result. September was colder and rainier than usual. Thus, the resulting wine was intensely aromatic and well-structured.
Belonging to the Bizkaiko Txakolina Designation of Origin, the grapes were harvested by hand, cold-soaked and fermented in stainless steel tanks.
Following the tradition, this white wine from the Basque Country was not aged in oak in order to preserve its freshness and finesse.
Utterly atlantic and extremely versatile, Itsasmendi 2017 should be drunk over the next 18 months.
The white wine Itsasmendi has a bright, clean straw yellow colour with a golden rim,
This young txacolí by Bodega Itsasmendi conveys honest, pleasant aromas of citrus, white fruit, wet grass and aniseed.
This white txacolí wine from the Basque Country is fresh, elegant and linear. Notions of ripe white fruit and citrus, a touch of bitter herbs and some remembrances of fennel. Very good acidity and long, cheerful finish.
|Our personal opinion||
The crisp, inviting Itsasmendi 2017 immeditaly brings to mind images of the beautiful Basque Country landscape.
Awarded "Baco de Plata 2015".
|Bottle size||75 cl|
|Should this wine be decanted?||No|
|Does this wine follow the guidelines of biodynamic Farming?||No|
|Is this product free of sulfites?||No|
|Type of ageing||No|
|Number of months aged in Barrels||No|
|Name of Award||No|
|Percentage of variety||Hondarribi Zuri, Hondarribi Zuri Zerrata.|
|Pairings||Alone, Aperitif, Baked whitefish, bluefish, Cod, Fish and gravey, Grilled fish, Grilled vegitables, Grilled whitefish, Pasta with fish, Roasted fish, Whitefish salads|
|Taste||Dry and aromatic, Fresh and dry, Light, easy to drink|
|Occasion||Aperitif, Appetizer, Business dinner, Dinner with friends, Family reunion, Reunion with colleagues|
A not-so-trivial Txakolí. It has bones and some substance, yet it remains fresh.
Dry and smooth. Drinks easy. Great with tapas.