Basque Country Wine

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Varietals Produced in Basque Country View all

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Godello

    The Godello grape hails from northwestern Spain. It is most famously planted in the Valderorras region. It is thought...

  • Albariño

    History of the grape: Legend has it that Cluny monks from Burgundy brought the parentage of the grape, either Rieslin...

  • Carignan

    History of the grape: The grape has been traced as far back as the 3rd century in the Aragon province in Spain. The A...

  • Hondarrabi

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Basque Country on Snooth

  • Congrats on getting FatBoy logistics smoothed out.Have had Txacoli in ... hot, ... hot, dusty hikes through the Basque country Pyrenees. Always has seemed like a refreshing roadtrip white to me since then. However, not at all 'fat' (even if maybe sometimes 'phat'). A German (not Alsatian) riesling, or French chenin blanc, or oaked chardonnay Read More

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  • Also remember, Mark, that Spanish influence and even territory spread well into what we now call France in those days. At one point they owned or were the main patron for Savoy, and of course Catalonia spread way up into Languedoc, and Basque territory into the Atlantic side of southern France. The King of Mallorca owned chunks of SW France on t... Read More

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  • Txomin Etxaniz-Txacoli (chacoli) Estoy estudiando la lengua de español ... in 2016. I will be in the Basque country and would like to try this wine from that region NOW to pair with some Spanish cooking. Does anyone know where I can get it in the United States? I've found some dealers but none who ship to Texas.Lin Read More

    Forum post in the topic Hello Snooth!

  • Arabako Txakolina Arabako Txakolina Xarmant 2007


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    Wine review by Barberolo

  • Arabako Txakolina Arabako Txakolina Xarmant 2007


    This is one of my favorite summer wines, but hard to find. Rich lemon chiffon with a heavy mineral finish and great acidity. Grab it when you can! Read More

    Wine review by Lemon Sniper

  • Hi, I only recently found this website looking for a way to start trying new ... Being from Vitoria, in the Basque Country (northern Rioja DO), I've grown drinking rioja crianza reds (Piérola and Luis Cañas are my favourites). I´m marrying an australian soon and since I went to Oz for the first time in 2001 to visit her family I´ve started gro... Read More

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  • Hey guys. I'm new to Snooth. My wife and I are going to visit friends in the Basque country in Spain in August for the Festival of the White Virgin in Vitoria and will visit Rioja. What are the best winery tours? The best places to eat? Other suggestions? Read More

    Forum post in the topic Rioja

  • Senorio de Sarria Navarra Chardonnay 2005


    This is a Gold Medal Wine Club International Series selection. Fruit from Spains Navarra region, located near the French border, produces a vivacious straw yellow green colored Chardonnay. Theres nothing not to like about this innocuous, easy-drinking wine. As a Silver Medal winner at the Monde International Wine Competition in Belgium plus a se... Read More

    Wine review by Gold Medal Wine Club

  • Arabako Txakolina Arabako Txakolina Xarmant 2007


    so damn tasty....lots of grapefruit/pineapple. effervescent and a ridiculously easy drinker. Read More

    Wine review by jasonkauf

  • Arabako Txakolina Arabako Txakolina Xarmant 2007


    scent of lemon and yeasttaste is salty, lemon/grapefruitfinish is tart and clean Read More

    Wine review by GoinGray


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