The Spanish Txakoli is a top contender for the hottest white wine in the world … A wine that is as edgy as if you stuck the palate through a sharpener
I enjoyed the wine and food recommendations in one of the 50 best restaurants in the world, Asador Etxebarri in the Basque Country, when I asked myself: What is the hottest white wine in the world?
The local white, Txakoli (pronounced “Chack-Oh-Lee”), is a top contender, a wine that is as nervous as if you stuck your taste buds through a sharpener.
The flavors are electric. Imagine a frozen wedge of lime that splits a salt crystal and you get an idea of the intense definition of this wine
Sounds terrifying? Could be. But if you eat the local pintxos (small snacks), it's wonderful. I love Txakoli alongside marinated anchovies and for a simple sip its proper alcohol content of around 11% is just right.
The flavors are electric. Imagine a frozen wedge of lime that splits a salt crystal and you get an idea of the intense definition of this wine. Hondarrabi Zuri is the grape behind this excellence and perfect for polishing your taste buds. Txakoli is the ultimate sharpener.
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