The Basque region’s answer to Vinho Verde. It’s where ocean meets the forest. (about 30 minutes from the French border) It takes you seaside with each sip (whilst sitting in the treehouse)
Basa Lore is one of the six wineries that founded the Getariako Txakolina D.O. Basa Lore is Basque for “wildﬂower from the forest” and alludes to the location as well as the effervescent green hue of their classic Txakoli. Proprietor Jose Angel is the fourth generation of his family to serve as winemaker and has been tending to the vineyards all his life using as few chemicals as possible, hand harvesting and producing the wines naturally.
This is ﬁrst and only 100% natural, zero added sulﬁtes Txakoli on the market. Made from 100% Hondarrabi Zuri, the grapes were hand-harvested and naturally fermented. Once the fermentation was ﬁnished, the wine was cooled to below 40°F to preserve all the CO₂ produced during the fermentation and maintain the nerve and freshness characteristic of the varietal, then aged 10 months on lees.
It’s light and herbal. The Goddess of Wine introduced us to this last August and felt the next vintage was worthy to sample again. Excellent choice.
The finish is bright and juicy.
GETARIAKO TXAKOLINA TXAKOLI – BASA LORE