Spring has sprung and with it comes a host of exciting new wine options from around the world. Enter Txakoli, a crisp, refreshing, and historic wine rooted in the proud traditions of one of Spain’s most intriguing regions.
Three of Spain’s DOs, all in Green Spain’s the Basque Country, produce Txakoli: Getariako Txakolina, which is most widely available in the US; Bizkaiko Txakolina, which is produced in the area around Bilbao; and Arabako Txakolina, produced from vineyards more inland.
Tom Mullen, a Bordeaux-based wine writer for Forbes, profiles Txakoli from his recent trip to the Basque region.
“During our trip friends uncorked more bottles of Txakoli, which went down well in the sunshine. This April, consider kicking your habit of uncorking the usual suspects—Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio or rosé—and instead opening a low-alcohol Txakoli. Next—fill a few porch side glasses, plunge your bottle into an ice bucket, then lay out a spread of crackling seafood and crusty hunks of bread. It’s time to enjoy the tastes of spring.”
Read more of Tom’s report on Txakoli wines and the different regions HERE.