Lahu Getariako Txakolina
Introducing the 2021 Lahu Getariako Txakolina, an enticing and vibrant white wine from the coastal vineyards of Getaria in Spain's Basque Country. Lahu, a small family-run winery, is dedicated to producing exceptional wines that showcase the unique terroir and character of this captivating region.
The Getariako Txakolina is produced primarily from the Hondarribi Zuri grape variety, which is native to the Basque Country and known for its fresh and zesty character. The grapes are carefully cultivated and harvested, resulting in a wine that captures the essence of the Getaria terroir and delivers a white wine that is both refreshing and memorable.
Nose: The nose is lively and inviting, offering a bright bouquet of aromas, with dominant notes of green apple, grapefruit, and white peach. As the aroma unfolds, it reveals delicate hints of white flowers, sea breeze, and a touch of fresh herbs, adding complexity and depth to the aromatic profile.
Palate: On the palate, the Lahu Getariako Txakolina presents a crisp, light-bodied texture with a subtle effervescence and zesty acidity. The dominant flavors of citrus, green apple, and stone fruits are beautifully balanced by the wine's minerality and delicate notes of white blossoms and fresh herbs. The mid-palate introduces a touch of salinity, creating a well-rounded and harmonious profile.
Finish: The finish is clean, refreshing, and satisfying, with the lingering brightness of citrus and green apple gently fading away, leaving behind a gratifying aftertaste of delicate minerality, floral notes, and a whisper of salinity.
The Lahu Getariako Txakolina is a versatile and charming wine that pairs well with a wide variety of appetizing dishes. Its refreshing character and subtle effervescence make it an ideal companion for delicate seafood dishes, such as grilled shrimp, seared scallops, or a light and flaky white fish like sole or cod.
For a vegetarian option, consider a fresh and vibrant salad with mixed greens, feta cheese, and toasted almonds, or a flavorful pasta dish featuring fresh, seasonal vegetables with a light and zesty sauce. The wine's fruity and floral notes also complement a selection of mild, creamy cheeses like Brie or Camembert, as well as mild, nutty options like Gouda or aged Gruyère, accentuating the wine's refreshing qualities while providing a delightful contrast to its effervescence and complexity.