Grape Variety: Hondarrabi Beltza.
Geographic Appellation,, Region, Country: Bizkaiko Txakolina; País Vasco, Spain.
Price: $22.50 (with a 10% mixed case discount)
Purchased From: The Caviste Wine Shop; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
Paired With: Roast pork with wine sauce, blooming potatoes and fried cabbage & apples.
Opened one hour before drinking. Very slight cloudiness, dark ruby color with a purple tint and a light purplish rim. Strong musty aromas of cherry, raspberry and hints of sweet spices. Silky smooth entry, dry, quite dusty and intense mouthfeel, medium body and a 150-grit texture. Thick and juicy cherry, red current and raspberry fruit flavors with strong peppery spice and a mineral taste. Well balance edgy acidity, firm tannins and a long wild fruit tasting finish. Very interesting red wine, a little rustic, but with just enough refinement to make it captivating. The wild character paired well with the roast pork and in the end we called it a good week-night Spanish red.
Alcohol Content: 13%
Closure: Aluminum covered 45mm Reconstructed cork.
UPC Code: 6 64841 00930 3
Imported by: De Madison Selections; Chapel Hill, North Carolina.