Bodegas Berroja Berroia Txakoli 2008
White Wine from Spain
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Grape Varietal: Hondarrabi
"The 2008 Berroioa is a blend of 90% Hondarribi Zuri, 6% Folle Blanche, and 4% Riesling raised in stainless steel. Medium straw-colored with a slight amber tint, it exhibits an enticing nose of spring flowers, mineral, apple, and anise. Round on the palate with good acidity, the wine has excellent grip, balance, and length. It is an excellent value in Txakoli for drinking over the next 1-2 years."
The Wine Advocate
Txakoli is amazing, it really is. It's slightly fizzy but it doesn't fall apart like a lot of other white wines that are made in this style. One does not NEED to serve it ice cold--but it's quite nice that way. Great minerality matched with very pretty floral notes. Super good with light foods--especially fresh (and raw) seafood. However, while i"m obviously a fan this particular txakoli, recently drunk, is past it's prime. Nothing 'off' about it, but the special sparkle is gone. I'd avoid buying this vintage past this date (Mid March 2010) and look for a younger txakoli.
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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).
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