When you first look at this label you might think Greek but it’s Spain. The Basque region of Spain where the indigenous grape Hondarrabi Zuri grows along the Gipuzkoan coast.
The 2018 Txakoli Malda is produced by Bodegas Zudugarai and the only Txakoli vineyard located within a natural park in Basque County. It is 100% Hondarrabi Zuri grape. Initially when first poured there a a floral note that dissipated shortly after. More aromas of lemongrass, white grapefruit, slate and salinity become present. The palate is fresh with a slight saline effervescence with a touch of minerality. Lemon on the front end of the taste and a finish with lime.
Chef’s Pairing Suggestions: Chilled seafood platter with lobster, squid, cockles, octopus and accompanying sauces with a good loaf of bread and butter.
All three of us agreed that this wine makes a great everyday white we can drink all the time. The price even better. $12