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Date Printed: 9/16/2014
Bodegas Berroja Berroia Txakoli 2011
Bodegas Berroja Berroia Txakoli 2011
(search item no. 117443)
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International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 9/16/2014: $18.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2012 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2009 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Berroia, made in near ideal vintage, displays a lovely perfume of mineral, sea salt, lime, and spring flowers. Crisp, vibrant, and focused, it has excellent length and a refreshing, neat finish.
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About Bodegas Berroja:

Bodegas Berroja founded in 2001 currently owns 37 acres (15 Ha) of vineyards in the town of Muxika , Bizkaia. Located in Zone 3 in the north of Spain between San Sebastian and Bilbao (Closer to Bilbao). Berroia is an estate-bottled wine made by Bodegas Berroja in the Txakoli de Bizcaia DO. Txakoli wines have a slightly “spritzy” effervescent character similar to vinho verdes from Portugal but whereas the latter are light wines with fresh, clean flavors and bright acidity, Txakolis have more complex aromas and depth of flavor on the palate along with a firm minerality that is their signature. The name Berroia refers to the area where the estate vineyards are located. Three Spanish DO regions in Spain produce Txakoli wines in the Basque country: Txakoli de Guetaria, Txakoli de Bizcaia and Txakoli de Alava. There are two Txakoli styles: a cider style and a still wine style. Both styles are made with the Hondarribi grape but one is more cider-like than the other. The still wine style shows the vibrancy and depth of the Hondarribi grape. The cider style has a life span of about 6 months while the still wine style develops for about 14-16 months. Berroia is made in the still wine style.

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