Ametzoi Rubentis Rose Txakoli DO Getariako Txakolina 2023, Spain

Founded in 1989, Getariako Txakolina is comprised of 177 hectares in the municipalities of Getaria, Zarauz and Aia. The vineyard sites are greatly influenced by their proximity to the Atlantic Ocean. The soil is chalky with rich, organic material. The Ameztoi family has been making Txakolina in Gettaria for 7 generations, utilizing the indigenous Hondarribi Zuri and Hondarribi Beltza grapes to craft a light, crisp wine bottled with residual carbon to give it its signature natural spritz. By adjusting the blend to increase the amount of Honarrabi Beltza, the red txakolina grape, Ameztoi has made this rose txakolina that retains all the freshness of traditional white txakolina, but with a slight taste of strawberries and red candied fruit.The grapes are combined for destemming; the white and red grapes are worked together, not separately. Fermentation with indigenous yeast occurs in stainless steel at 15 degrees C for 20 days. Bottled with residual carbonation. 50% Hondarabi Zuri & 50% Hondarrabi Beltza. Tasting Notes Candied red fruits combine with a lime infused edge makes this a wildly intriguing rose.