Zarautz Txakoli Primo
Zarautz is a young, fruity wine with lower alcohol, balancing crispness and sparkle. Txakoli is Spain’s answer to Vinho Verde, but sometimes drier and with a little more spritz. It is perfect light drinking and, for the Basque people, often accompanies seafood pinchos.
Zarautz is a blend of 60% Xarel-lo, 35% Viura and 5% Chardonnay with minimum residual sugar.
Pale yellow / light golden colour with a complex bouquet of lime, lychee, citrus and stone fruits backed with aromatic herbs. Its fresh on the palate – with tingly lemon and grapefruit citrus and tangy green apples. Well integrated – fresh, balanced with a good mid palate and a persistent finish.
Lovely as an aperitif, but also drink with white meat, fish – especially anchovies and tuna – and cheese.
About the Producer
In 1953, Andrés Echave Olascoaga bought a vineyard of one hectare located in the area called Unsain-Burua of Zarautz and founded Txakoli Primo.
In order to create a brand for his txakoli, Andrés Echave made use of his fathers name, José Primo Echave, popularly known as Primo.
Winemaking started in the cellar located in the Salbide district of Zarautz. As demand steadily increased the facilities had to be expanded and transferred to Abendaño Kalea, also in Zarautz, in 1995.