Flysch Txakolina, Getaria Txakoli
Light yellow, frothing rims. Youthful, a little shy on the nose, fresh of citrus and a sense of wet rocks. On the palate, relatively light bodied with lively acidity and gentle fizziness. Very fresh fruitiness from citrus and lime and with a distinct minerality. The aftertaste stays for an eternity with palate filling fresh and sweet ripe citrus fruitiness, wet stones, and a delightful touch of saltiness.
Ideal with mussels and chorizo, salty and crispy pan-fried anchovies, cured ham and peppers stuffed with shrimp salad.
The Txakoli is produced in the Northern part of Spain, in the region of the Basque Country, next to France. The Bodega Gorosti, opened in 2011 and it is located in Elorriaga, right next to the coastline, between the small cities Itziar-Deba and Zumaia. Geologists and tourists come to the Basque Coast to study and experience the unique rock formations, known as “flysch”. These were formed under the sea 60 million years ago and are fascinating to look at with their layers upon layers of rock. As a result of the effort in terms of the revival and quality carried out together by the winegrowers and the Basque regional administration, in 1989 Getaria Txakoli was recognised as a Designation of Origin with the name Getariako Txakolina. And in 2007 the Getariako Txakolina Designation expanded its geographical area to the whole of the province of Gipuzkoa. From its headquarters in Getaria, the Regulatory Board of the Designation of Origin makes sure that the origin of the autochthonous grapes, their careful processing and quality control, come together to offer the consumer the guarantee of GetariaTxakoli.