Talai Berri, 2019 Getariako Txakolina, Finca Jakue
Red grapes make up a very small percentage of those grown in the Txakolina DOC, and rosés make up an even smaller percentage. Produced from equal parts Hondarrabi Zuri and Hondarrabi Beltza, this is the inaugural vintage of rosado from this fine estate.
Hand harvested in small cases, the grapes are sorted and de-stemmed before being crushed and allowed to macerate for a few hours. The cool fermentation (16C max) then takes place resulting in a light pink wine possessing intense aromatics of red fruit (think strawberry), citrus and mineral notes. Bright acidity provides the backbone and is balanced with a fine pearl of spritz on the tongue. This is super food friendly and highly refreshing.