Txomin Etxaniz, Txacoli


Another Txacoli?!

Yes, but with very different style of execution that we couldn't say no!

This is the fruitier, slightly rounder style of Txacoli that comes from the same grape varieties in the same town of Getaria, yet from slightly warmer sites than our friends in Ameztoi.

The result is a wine that is still extremely crisp, dry and vibrant in acidity and aromas, but with slightly more integrated acidity that gives more of a perfumed and flavour-filled experience.

Plus it's only 11% alcohol...

With the typical Txacoli spritz, this wine delivers flavours orchard fruits and white blossom as well as citrus notes of lime peel and grapefruit. It's a very charming Txacoli that won't make you wince! Extremely trendy, this is to be found in absolutey every Pintxo bar in the Basque region and in many Tapas bars further afield - one sip of it and you'll understand why!

This is the signature wine of the Basque region and is made from the Hondarrabi Zuri grape variety blended with 10% Hondarrabi Beltza (neither of which are familiar to many) grown on steep terraces on the Bay of Biscay. The vines are grown on high trellises to maximise the sunshine hours and to keep the air moving beneath so that when storms develop, they are able to stay relatively risk free from mould. 

It's the winemaking that brings the characteristic features of spritziness: once the fermentation is completed the wine is bottled before it has a chance to settle, leaving some undissolved carbon dioxide in the wine, which means that when you open it, you get a lovely refreshing prickle on your tongue. Completely engaging and very apt for the summer evenings.

Txacoli is not an easy sell, it hasn't become very well known in spite of many wine enthusiasts rabbeting-on about it. And it is a bit unpractical to serve in the traditional manner; so we recommend decanting it from the bottle if you can, because it is such a rewarding wine that offers a wonderful glimpse into the rich traditions of this region.

Region: Basque

Country: Spain

Grape(s): Hondarrabi Zuri

Style: Vibrant, Medium-Light, Fresh, Engaging, Elegant, Crisp, Bright

Best food matches: Tuna, Tapas, Sushi, Shellfish, Seafood, Scallops, Salads, Poultry, Pasta, Oysters, Hard Cheeses, Charcuterie, Asparagus, Aperitif

Alcohol: 11%

Why buy from us?

When you buy wine from The Allotment Wine Co. you're helping a small Irish company that in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers who grow the grapes and make amazing wines. We only work with partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.

Delivery & Returns

You'll get free delivery when you buy 12 x 75cl bottles of wine online from The Allotment, saving you €7.99.

We charge €7.99 per delivery for quantities less than that.

Our hours for processing orders are between 9am - 6pm Monday to Friday.

We pack your online wine order along the following timelines:

Wine orders for delivery in Dublin, received before 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected the next working day.

Wine orders for nationwide delivery, received by 12pm on weekdays are prepared so that delivery should be expected two working days later.

Customer reviews

Great choice and excellent service. Received my delivery the next day.
Paul H.
Amazing service from the get go!
I emailed Chris looking for wine recommendations for a birthday gift. Got a really speedy, helpful reply and not only that but he hand delivered it on time to the birthday girl wishing her a happy birthday. Absolutely bowled over by the service. Cannot recommend highly enough.
Michelle McM.
Could not recommend The Allotment enough. The selection is fantastic and each wine that I've drank from them has been utterly phenomenal. Delivery was no hassle and I had the wine at my door in 2 days. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Luke B.
Good range of interesting wines. Good personal attention to their orders. Very customer focused. I would be happy to recommend this company to any prospective customer.
Jim D.
A great experience ordering from The Allotment Wine Company. A wide variety of wines to try something new and at good prices with super quick delivery! Really convenient too as opposed to trying to find parking!
N. Dowling
Delicious and interesting range of wines delivered promptly to my door. Not far off that lovely feeling of coming back laden from a good wine store but without any of the traffic or the worry of breaking the wine en route (very impressive travel wrap).
M. Dorman
Chris fields a fine range of excellent, keenly-priced wines. Orders are safely packaged and dispatched efficiently and promptly. Strongly recommended.
David M.
Great selection of wines, hassle free ordering, payment and delivery. Highly recommended.
Patrick H.
Hi, I'm Chris Gifford.

And you're very welcome to The Allotment Wine Co.

When you wine from me, you're supporting a small Irish business which in turn supports small, sustainable wine producers, as well as other small, dedicated Irish wine importers.

When selecting wines, I look for partners who share a deep respect and connection with the land and its traditions, witnessed in a firm commitment to quality and sustainability. All of which makes for better wines.