Txakoli is a wine (usually white) produced in the Basque Country.
It’s made from slightly acid grapes. The main types grown for txakoli are the hondarribi zuri and hondarribi beltza (the latter being less used). It’s slightly bubbly and with an alcoholic graduation lower than traditional wines. The biggest production is located in the coast villages of Getaria and Zarautz, both belonging to the Getariako Txakolina Designation of Origin.
Nowadays these are de Apellations of Origin that can be found:
- Arabako Txakolina: a designation of origin from Araba, specifically from Ayala, the Arrastaria valley and the Llodio valley.
- Bizkaiako Txakolina: a designation of origin from Bizkaia, mainly from Bakio and Balmaseda.
- Getariako txakolina: A designation of origin from Getaria (Gipuzkoa). Mainly from Getaria, Zarautz and Aya.
Ajo-blanco with spider crab and mango gnocchi
- Type of dish: Vegetables, Shellfish
- Temperature: Cold
Chicken stew seasoned with Txakolí wine
- Type of dish: Birds
- Temperature: Hot
- Conservation technique: Pasteurization
Low temperature poached eggs, clams and peas with airy green sauce
- Type of dish: Shellfish, Eggs
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- Big game hunt
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- Feathered game hunt
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