Gaintza 2021 'Roses' Getariako Txakolina DO
Item Number: 17407
Region: Basque Country
Sub Region: Basque Country
Appellation/AVA: Getariako Txakolina DO
Estate Grown Wine: No
Grape(s): 60% Hondarrabi Beltza / 40% Hondarrabi Zuri
Type: Wine - Rose
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Soil Type: Clay and limestone
Elevation: 75 meters
Terroir Notes: Gaintza is located in the Getaria subzone of the Spanish Basque Country on the Cantabrian coast. Vineyards are planted at 75 meters elevation on the bluffs overlooking the water. Soils are limestone and clay. Fairly constant temperature with little diurnal variation due to proximity to the ocean.
Winemaking Notes: Temperature controlled fermentation occurs in stainless steel with a 24-hour maceration. Fermentation was slow (about 45 days) with no malolactic. The wine is aged for 8 months on the lees in stainless steel. The Gaintza Roses gets its effervescence from the natural carbonation produced as the wine completes fermentation in the bottle.
Tasting Notes: On the nose, aromas of lemon, raspberry, and strawberry with a whiff of salt. The palate is mouthwatering, bright and effervescent. Snappy with gulpable appeal, with wild strawberry, bright raspberry, and mineral flavors. It finishes salty and clean, begging for another sip. Gaintza Roses effervescence and bright acidity make it a wonderful aperitif on its own, but it would be beautiful with shellfish, shrimp, and fried seafood.