Txakoli Rosé, Ameztoi, Rubentis, 2014, Basque Country, Spain
Rosé with a Hint of Frizzante
The perfect summer wine. Served chilled. Pronounced Chalk-Oly. Called chacoli in French. The extreme north-central Atlantic coast of Spain is home to a uniquely frisky, bracingly refreshing wine: Txakoli. Bottling straight from tank traps some CO2 gives the wine a prickle which enhances its brisk-and-briny nature. Don’t be fooled by the pink color of Ameztoi’s Rubentis: fluffy and fruity it is not. All stone and seabreeze, with a tight-lipped kiss of tart red berry flavor. Ready to rumble with spice-cured artic char, grilled octopus or smoky kielbasa, grilled fish, and even pasta Aglio E Olio.
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