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ASTOBIZA MALKOA

ASTOBIZA MALKOA

CA$46.40
100% ondarrabi ( local Hondarribi varieties) Basque Region
The Malkoa Txakoli is Astobiza’s premier wine from their oldest plots of the estate, and is always the latest grapes to be harvested. The grapes are hand picked into small crates, with a second and detailed selection on a sorting table, before de-stemming and maceration begin. The juice is fermented in 3, 1700-liter concrete eggs, and the wine stays there with its lees for 11 months (which natural move on convection currents), and then sees some of the next vintage’s lees as well for another 11 months. Close to two years in bottle before release, and the wine gives intense aromatics of citrus ad stone fruits as well as fresh aromatic herbs. The palate follows suit, and has a distinct mineral presence that gives a clear sense of the Atlantic. A balanced mouth-feel that is long, very round, and perfectly acidic to complement the rich leesy character. Pair this wine with oysters, goose barnacles, fried hake, or firm sheep’s milk cheeses.

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