Posts Tagged ‘Basque wine’

It’s about that time!- Tara Carney

Friday, March 19th, 2010

It’s not yet official, but spring is in the air in NYC and people are filling up the sidewalk  tables outside of Maslow6 and all along West Broadway. It’s that time of year when cold wine is on the mind. A cool crisp glass of Sancerre would go perfectly with that goat cheese salad you are beginning to crave. Or how about some rose?

The Ameztoi Txakolina (sounds like chocolina) Rose has arrived at our shop for the taking. It’s a Basque wine made mostly from the indigenous Hondarribi Zurri grape. What is so unique about this wine is the spritzy lemon-lime zest you get that pops when you open the bottle. On the palate it has a burst of strawberries, high acidity, and citrus. Although you will expect a little sugar, it is surprisingly dry. The Basque region has a tremendous influence from the Atlantic ocean, which makes this wine a perfect match for seafood. I’m thinking about oysters right now!

ameztoiRoseA couple of new restaurants opened in our neighborhood, which are BYOB. Exciting! Come by our store and we can help you choose a bottle.