Bodegas Berroja Berroia Txakoli 2020
Bright, green-hued straw. Spicy and focused on the nose, displaying fresh citrus and orchard fruit aromas and hints of honey and jasmine. Juicy and seamless in texture, offering juicy pear and tangerine flavors that tighten up on the back half. Finishes with very good persistence, leaving behind mineral and honeysuckle notes.
Comparable to other iconic European white wines, like Gruner or Muscadet in its weight and acidity, Berroia is a versatile wine that pairs well with difficult foods – artichokes and asparagus included! The salinity in this wine finds it locally paired with briny seafood dishes such as anchovies and oysters; for those off the beaten path, Berroia handles food with spicy heat well.
Blend: 85% Hondarrabi Zuri, 10% Riesling, 5% Folle Blanche.
|James Suckling: 91
|Chalky nose with mineral and limes under the reductive “protection” with seashells and a hint of white nut and yeast. Compact and lightly phenolic on the medium-bodied palate with zingy acidity. Neutral but substantial.