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WHAT MAKES THIS WINE UNIQUE?Bodega Berroja is surrounded by a protected national forest called Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve, located in the village of Muxika. Its presence within the reserve makes it an isolated and protected winery, allowing for integrated sustainable winemaking practices. This wine is unique among Txakoli wines because of its extended lees aging, which contributes complexity, weight, and texture.
RATING HISTORY:2019 90D
GRAPE:85% Hondarrabi Zuri, 10% Riesling and 5% Hondarrabi Zuri Zerratia. Sustainably grown (certified) vines planted in 1995. Tended in limestone and sandy soil at 200 m (656 ft) elevation. This is a vegan wine.
PAIRING SUGGESTIONS:Pairs well with seafood and vegetables.
VINIFICATION AND AGING:The grapes are harvested manually and vinified separately. Fermentation happens in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. The wine is then aged on its own lees for 12 months. After a light clarification and filtration the wine is bottled.
LOCATION, SOIL, CLIMATE:The vineyards are located in the Urdaibai Biosphere Reserve in Muxica, within the Txakolina Bizkaiko DO by Spain's Bay of Biscay, 20 miles east of Bilbao, at 200 meters (656 ft) above sea level. The vineyards are quite steep at a 12% slope and the soils drain well while giving the vines very good exposure to the sunlight. The soils are limestone on the surface with sandy subsoil. The climate here is northern Atlantic. This is one of the wettest regions in Spain.
TASTING NOTES:Brilliant straw yellow in color. Aromas of mint, fennel and honey. On the palate it is voluminous with a silky texture. Balanced and honest.
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