2012 Ameztoi "Rubentis" Rosé Getariako Txakolina

SKU #1128732 92 points 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.  (7/ 2013)

K&L Notes

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 rosť 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.

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By: Sarah Covey |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/3/2013  | Send Email
Classically Txakolina- the slightest fizz, low alcohol at 10.5% with cranberry, strawberry, mineral and a refreshing saline note. High acidity and very dry- RACY, snappy goodness!

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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