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Spanish Txakoli is as nervous as if you stuck the palate through a sharpener


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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