2013 Zudugarai "Amats" Getariako Txakolina

SKU #1161463

Amats is both the brand name of the txakoli as well as one of Zudugarai's vineyards. It's a beautiful vineyard, a sandy substrate covered in naturally growing green cover between the rows, with the Cantabrian Sea in full view to the north. Produced from Hondarribi Zuri grapes, this is classic Txakoli: zippy, crisp, tart green apple flavors are enlivened by a lovely sparkle from the CO2 retained in tank during fermentation. Try this refreshing, vibrant, low in alcohol white wine with a wide range of foods, from obvious choices such as seafood (grilled sardines or cured anchovies would be a few of my favorites) to more substantial fare. Of course, I would not argue with this wine being served as an aperitive as well! (Joe Manekin, K&L Spanish wine buyer)

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Staff Image By: Jim Boyce | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/31/2015 | Send Email
Citrus, apple, salinity, and mouthwatering acidity will have you coming back for glass after glass! Great pricing to boot thanks to our Direct Import program. Another wine to load up on for summer.

Staff Image By: Diana Turk | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 5/29/2015 | Send Email
100% Hondarrabi Zuri, this bone dry, spritzy Txakolina is a great secret weapon to surprise white wine drinkers with at parties. Pairs beautifully with nearly all types of food yet still perfectly refreshing on its own, this zesty Basque beauty is both sophisticated and surprisingly easy-drinking.

Staff Image By: Krista Johnson | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/30/2014 | Send Email
I'm in love with this Txakolina! High toned acidity, lime zest, bracing minerality...like licking wet stones from a mountain stream. This is one of the most refreshing wines out there.

Staff Image By: Ryan Woodhouse | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/29/2014 | Send Email
Racy and delicious! Love this zesty, fresh, mouthwatering little wine. Lime peel, coriander, white flowers and crunchy green apple. Great seafood wine, ultimately refreshing and palate cleansing. Ummmmm!
Top Value!

Staff Image By: Joe Manekin | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/13/2014 | Send Email
Serious props are in order to Mikel and his crew at Zudugarai, for organically producing a delicious, thirst quenching, picture perfect Txakoli in a very challenging 2013 vintage. With production down significantly, and demand every bit as strong locally, Zudugarai still maintained their pricing, which means that we can do the same and once again offer to you one of the tastiest, most gulpable dry whites around for a price that is much lower than most other Txakoli. Buy it by the case, which now that I think of it is only 6 bottles so better make it two!

Staff Image By: Sarah Covey | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/7/2014 | Send Email
Our friends at Zudugarai Amats bring it again! Zippy freshness with a hint of fizz and low alcohol- delish! Lime zest, mineral, green pear with a lively acidity that makes me reach for the bottle to pour another glass. It's time to kick off your shoes, break out the aged Manchego, olives and Marcona almonds, grab a glass, and hit the patio- it's Txak-O'Clock somewhere!
Top Value!

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- With more land under vine than any other country in the world, Spain is the great sleeping wine giant. In recent years, a great deal of money and passion has been poured in the burgeoning Spanish wine industry, helping to improve quality among its vast array of wines from sparkling Cava to Sherry to Rioja Gran Reserva. The most important red-wine-producing regions are Rioja, Ribera del Duero and Navarra in the north and Priorat and Penedes in the northeast.
Alcohol Content (%): 10.5