2017 Txakolina Baltza (Gorrondona, Doniene)
Doniene Gorrondona, Txakolina Baltza, Pay Basque, Spain, 2017100% Hondarribi Beltza PERFUMY & HERBACEOUS, DAMSON PLUM, SILKY This is an extremely rare wine from 150-year-old Hondarribi Beltza vines grown in the tiny Aldape vineyard farmed by Gorrondona. Fans of Cabernet Franc will be pleased to be introduced to Hondarribi Beltza, a close relative. Although it boasts bold bell pepper, cocoa, and tobacco, this wine remains fresh and drinkable with plenty of bright red fruit and a medium body. Serving suggestions: Stewed lamb heavy with peppers and spices. Sheep's milk cheeses such as Pecorino, Itorki, Ossau-Iraty, and Idiazabal.