Txakoli Marqués de Riscal
Marqués de Riscal is a txakoli made from the Hondarrabi Zuri grape, grown on the Upaingoa estate in the Gipuzkoan municipality of Oñati. The farm is located in the Oñati valley, at the foot of Mount Aloña, in the Alto Deba region, 60 km from the sea and 250 m above sea level. This Txakoli expresses the character of the area with a temperate Atlantic climate.
To make the Marqués de Fiscal txakoli, the best Hondarrabi Zuri plot was selected from the farm planted in 2007 and cultivated using the trellis system. The crushed vintage was gently pressed and a static cold racking was carried out at 8º to 10º C. Slow fermentation at a controlled temperature between 17º-19º C.
At the end of the alcoholic fermentation for 6 months, it is aged with its lees in deposit. It has not been clarified or stabilized, it has only been filtered before bottling. The winter was cold and the spring was very rainy, which made flowering and fruit setting difficult, this being in early June. The summer was quite hot and dry, which helped a good ripening causing less amount of grapes than usual.
VARIETY: 100% Hondarrabi Zuri.
White txakoli aged in tank on lees. With a beautiful greenish-yellow color, it offers aromas of white fruits (pear, apple) and citrus (grapefruit). Subtle herbaceous and floral notes are also perceived. In the mouth it is very fresh, with a highly integrated acidity, with body and volume enhanced by the work carried out with its lees. Long, enveloping, aromatic and very persistent finish.
Serving temperature: 8º to 10ºC.
Seafood, all kinds of fish including fatty ones, white meats and under-aged cheeses.