2022 Balea Unfiltered Txakoli


2022 Balea Unfiltered Txakoli

Producer: Txakolindegi Ugabe

Appellation: Bizkaiko Txakolina

Varietals: 80% Hondarrabi Zuri, 20% Petit Courbu (aka Hondarrabi Zuri Zerratie)

Source: 100% estate-grown

ABV: 12.5%

Method: Hand-harvested. Native yeast fermentation in stainless steel. Fermentation is allowed to build pressure leaving a natural spritz. Aged 6 months on the lees, bottled unfiltered.

Flavor Notes and Pairings: Fresh green apple aroma gives way to lemon peel on the pallet with a saline minerally backbone. Though weightier than the typical Getarian txakoli, zippy acidity lends itself to an excellent pairing with poultry and seafood—preferably Cantabrian anchovies or similar-caliber tinned tuna. Also makes for a lovely before dinner glass.


Size: 750 ml