2012 Ameztoi "Rubentis" Rosé Getariako Txakolina
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
Pale pink. Potent mineral and floral aromas of raspberry, cherry pit and blood orange, with a touch of white pepper coming up with air. Dry, racy and precise, offering bitter orange zest and cherry flavors and a touch of honeysuckle. Very fresh and energetic on the finish, offering sexy floral and spicecake qualities. A double magnum seems like the ideal single-serving portion for this ridiculously delicious wine.
Ameztoi produces some of the tastiest, most representative and classic txakoli: the delicious, bright, slightly petillant (fizzy), low alcohol wines which are consumed like water in Spanish Euskadi (Basque Country). Vineyards are a stone's throw from the ocean, full of verdant, green cover throughout the year. This rosé is super limited, with something of a cult following in the Bay Area, New York City and beyond. Get some before it disappears. Yes, it's every bit as delicious as you have heard. Some white wine grapes (Hondarribi Zuri) are fermented and then blended in with the red grapes (Hondarribi Beltza), which explains the precise flavors and beautiful pale pink color.