Txakoli Malda

"shows the tart, zesty side of Txakoli; think green melon, Granny Smith apples, lime zest, and fresh herbs with a mineral finish." —
Sarah Tracey, www.marthastewart.com
Getariako Txakolina D.O.
100% Hondarrabi Zuri
70-100 meters / clay soils
Farming Methods
Traditional methods, Vegan
Hand harvested in mid-late September into small boxes
Clusters are sorted for cleanliness, then pressed. Fermented in stainless steel tanks
Aged for a few months on fine lees prior to bottling
Suggested Retail Price
Wine Name
Txakoli Malda 2018
89 (I-WR) 89 (VfC) **1/2 (WP)
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89 International Wine Review This Txakoli is incredibly fresh and bright. It offers light effervescence, citrus, and tangy acidity with a saline note and creamy texture. Fermented in stainless steel and aged on the lees for a few months prior to bottling. Readers who like Vinho Verde will enjoy this wine even more. 100% estate grown near the Atlantic.
"Spanish Wines of Value and Quality" - June 20, 2019
89 View from the Cellar The 2018 Txakoli Malda” from Txakoli Zudugarai is composed entirely from the Hondurrabi Zuri grape and is a lovely example of this lightly effervescent and minerally, dry white wine. The bouquet wafts from the glass in a mix of tart pear, lime peel, salty minerality and a topnote of lemongrass. On the palate the wine is medium-bodied, bright and slightly spritzy, with good intensity of flavor, zesty acids and a long, tasty finish. Good juice. 2020-2023.
Issue # 85 - January/February 2020
**1/2 The Washington Post Score: 2.5 Stars (Exceptional/Excellent)
Txakoli (pronounced “chah-kuh-lee”) hails from the Basque region of northern Spain. Made from the hondarribi zuri grape, these wines tend to be uncomfortably acidic, a surprise uppercut to the palate that can send you reeling. But they’re delicious and fascinating as long as you aren’t expecting a simple sip. Don’t drink them too cold — refrigerator temperature only emphasizes the acidity — and pair them with food, which softens the acidity and brings out fruit flavors of citrus and kiwi. What type of food? Anything vibrant or spicy. These wines can take it. The Txakoli Malda benefits from being a 2018 — the time in bottle softens the wine just a bit and gives it an appealing roundness on the palate. ABV: 11 percent.

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Martha Stewart (Web) Txakoli Getariako Malda 2018 shows the tart, zesty side of Txakoli; think green melon, Granny Smith apples, lime zest, and fresh herbs with a mineral finish.
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Txakoli Malda 2019
91 (WRO) 90 (WB) 90 (VfC)
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91 Wine Review Online Fresh renditions of well-made Txakoli (say, “chah-kuh-lee”) is undoubtedly among the handful of most refreshing wines in the world—if not the single most refreshing, even surpassing Portugal’s Vinho Verde. Both are picked early to retain acidity and keep alcohol down, and are also bottled early with some residual carbon dioxide from the natural fermentation process, adding just a bit of spritz that provides even more “lift” and refreshment value. This is a particularly successful example of the breed, with wonderful aromas and flavors recalling squeezed lime juice and tart green apple. If you love acidic wines, this is the ticket, and if you love unadorned, freshly shucked oysters, this is the ticket to heaven.
Michael Franz - July 2020
90 Washington Wine Blog Made from Hondarribi Zurri grapes, this shows a wonderful degree of freshness with layers of salted Marcona almond, lime rind and white grapefruit with a great veil of tension and length. Enjoy this beautiful wine loaded with mouth-watering acidity, over the next several years. Drink 2020-2025.
Dr. Owen J. Bargreen, CS - July 2020
90 View from the Cellar The 2019 Txakoli Malda from Bodegas Zudugarai is composed entirely of Hondarrabi Zuri and is fermented and raised in stainless steel tanks. It offers up a very pretty, expressive nose of breadfruit, a touch of casaba, lemongrass, salty minerality and a topnote of dried flowers. On the palate the wine is vibrant, medium-full and gently frizzante, with nice mid-palate depth, good mineral undertow and a long, nicely balanced finish. Good juice. 2021-2027.
John Gilman - Issue #91 / February 2021
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