Txakoli (pronounced ‘Tcha-Ko-Lee’ and also seen as Chacoli) is a slightly sparkling, very dry and usually a white wine but in this case a very crisp rose with a comparatively low alcohol content. It is produced entirely in the province of Gipuzkoa in the Basque Country. Txakoli is not a fully sparkling wine but has a natural ‘spritz’. It is traditionally poured from head height into the glass held at waist level – this flamboyant serving aerates the wine and helps add a certain ‘sparkle’. Txakoli is perfect light drinking and, for the Basque people, often accompanies seafood pinchos.
Hondarrabi Zuri / Hondarrabi Beltza