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Roca Altxerri 2020 "Camino" Rosé Txakoli, Getariako Txakolina, Basque, Spain

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Roca Altxerri 2020 "Camino" Rosé Txakoli, Getariako Txakolina, Spain

Roca Altxerri is named for the Altxerri Cave, located in Basque country,  which is home to the oldest stone paintings in Europe, dating back  almost 40,000 years.  Their two hectares are planted on seaside  hills facing the sun to keep the vines dry and are hand harvested.

Farming: Sustainable

Variety: 100% Hondurrabi Beltza

Terroir: 25-40 year old vines from two hectares of estate vineyards located on hilly slopes. Located around the small fishing towns of Getaria and Zarautz, on the  coast of the Bay of Biscay in Northern Spain, the Getariako Txakolina DO  was established in 1990, but the history of vine growing is a long one  dating back to the Middle Ages.  The pergola trained vines here are  quite old (many 80+ years) with the roots reaching 10 meters below the  surface.  The area was not affected by Phylloxera due to the high  rainfall which allowed water accumulation around roots, protecting them  from the outbreak.

Vinification: Harvested by hand.  Vinification and elevage done strictly with native yeast and in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks

Tasting Notes: The gentle fizz (as is traditional for Txakoli) is just one of the many  charming elements to Roca Altxerri.  Bone dry with angular but balanced  acidity with a plethora of fruit notes including raspberries and  strawberries with an injection of lime zest.  Break out the porrón!

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