Artomana Txakolina – Xarmant Txakolii
Wine Type: White
Size: 750 ml
Region: Pais Vasco
Grapes: 80% Hondarrabi Zuri, 10% Gros Manseng, 10% Petit Courbu
Tasting Notes: Ripe strawberry, white cherry, peach creamsickle and honeysuckle notes predominate. A hint of lime zest and zippy acid keep the palate lively and fresh.
In Euskera, the language of the Basque Country, “Xarmant” means “charming and delicate.” Xarmant is a fitting reflection of this joyous wine from the bountiful Amurrio valley in Spanish Basque Country. Artomaña Txakolina is located north of the town of Amurrio at 350m elevation in the verdant foothills of the Sierra Salvada mountains. The village is next to the Nervión river before the magnificent waterfall of Salto del Nervión drops over 270m, one of the highest and most beautiful waterfalls in all of Western Europe. The Amurrio valley faces the Atlantic Ocean, where its proximity creates a unique, ideal microclimate. Artomaña utilizes a blend of their estate grapes, the traditional varieties indigenous to the Basque region: hondarrabi zuri with petit courbu, and gros manseng.