42 Zura by Gorka Izagirre (oak-aged Txakoli) - Boutinot
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42 Zura by Gorka Izagirre (oak-aged Txakoli) 2018

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Gorka Izagirre

Time spent in oak, along with an inate racy acidity wrapped around plump ripeness, ensures a blend of balance and power. 42 refers to the number of days spent in oak, whilst 'zura' means wood in Baque.

Meet the producer

Producing stunning wines from the Basque Country’s famous Hondarrabi Zuri and Hondarrabi Zerratia grapes, Gorza...

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Production

At harvest-time the weather is marked by lower rainfall and southerly winds - leading to a natural concentration of sugar in the Hondarrabi Zerratia grapes. They are transported to the winery in 15kg crates. The must is transferred to fine-grained French oak casks from the Allary Tonnellerie. It undergoes a long, cold fermentation before being racked and stored for around 7 months on its lees in stainless steel.

Tasting notes

A substantial white with ripe citrus aromas and light notes of brioche from a period spent in oak. The palate has peach and apricot fruit, and well-integrated oak gives a broad mouthfeel with lightly toasted, savoury and saline characters. The finish is long and persistent.

Food match

A pint of langoustines?

Awards

2015 Vintage

Decanter World Wine Awards 2019

Gold

2014 Vintage

Sommelier Wine Awards 2018

Silver

Decanter World Wine Awards 2017

Silver

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