The One Wine You Can Drink All Summer Long


Roca Altxerri Txakoli featured twice by bon appetit magazine.

First, in their 6 White Wines You'll Be Sneaking to the Park This Spring article:
"Despite being a wine I can rarely pronounce correctly (“Cha-coli, Cha-coli… Chocolatey? Damn it…”), I really love Txakoli, and especially this one. The Camino Roca is like the potato chips of white wine: thin, salty, and totally irresistible. The nose has hints of grapefruit and white flower coming in on a crisp sea breeze that makes it impossible not to dive in. Incredibly light with high acidity and minerality, it is the best slightly effervescent lemonade that is not actually lemonade you’ve ever had. And just like a bowl of potato chips, it keeps you hanging around for more, and will be gone in 15 minutes flat." -Marissa Ross

This was followed up by another nod in The One Wine You Can Drink All Summer Long"
"If you’re like Bon Appétit’s wine columnist Marissa Ross, you hunt down hard-to-find bottles, constantly try new stuff, and open your palate to unexpected flavors. I’m not like Marissa Ross.

When I walk into a wine store, especially in the summer—say on the way to a backyard barbecue—I want to get in and get out. This summer, my go-to wine is Txakoli (or Txakolina), a variety that’s much easier to drink than it is to pronounce (it’s “Cha-coli”). A staple in the Basque region of Spain, Txakoli is bright, zingy, and slightly effervescent without veering into sparkling wine territory. There’s even a rosé version, naturally. It’s kind of like Zima but, you know, for the sophisticated Euro set. Txakoli clocks in at a moderate alcohol level of about 10 percent, making it ideal for cocktail hour. That, and it goes really well with crispy tidbits and snacks. Look for it at your local wine store, where it will likely cost about $20, and then go back for it again and again and again." - Adam Rapoport